Charlie Haughey, Instigator 1960s of Irish Civil Servant’s Spouses and Orphan’s Pension Scheme.

Before Haughey as Minister for Finance in the 1960s introduced the scheme the spouses and children of deceased civil servants had to rely o the charity of others.

https://durrushistory.com/2014/07/01/charles-haughey-and-roger-hayes-a-reforming-duo-at-the-department-of-justice-1959-1964-the-succession-act-influence-of-the-brehon-laws-outrage-to-the-threat-to-the-integrity-of-the-family-farm-and-th/

https://durrushistory.com/2012/11/20/from-the-prohibition-of-irish-wool-exports-to-charlie-haughey-1980/