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# Benefit

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# Benefit
Manchester United awarded most penalties in Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues – study
The Red Devils pipped Paris St Germain to top spot in the study, which covered England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
All time
# Beauty buzz
Benefit are releasing two new shades of their best-selling Hoola bronzer
And not a minute too soon.
# dupes
How do Aldi's new dupes compare to the original cult products? We tried 3 of them out
We put them to the test.
# in my bag
What's in my makeup bag? Doireann Ni Ruairc
Having a rummage through our favourite faces’ wares.
# cruelty free
I went through my makeup bag to see how much of it was cruelty free
How much have I turned a blind eye for the sake of a smokey one?
# Your Say
Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?
The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.
# Newborns
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.
# beaut-tea
You can now have a glam, beauty-themed afternoon tea in the Benefit shop in Dublin
Oh hello.
# easing the burden
Homeless families will now receive free childcare during the summer months
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone also announced expanded free childcare for refugees today.
# difficult
More than 300,000 set to lose mortgage interest relief in next two years
The average benefit to a family is around €850.
Benefit upset a lot of people by joining in on a 'fat-shaming' Twitter hashtag
The company made some contributions to #MakeAMovieAFatty .
# Jobseekers
Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again
The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.
# Jobseekers
'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare
A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.
# Social Protection
Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent
The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.
# Maternity
Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.
# badvert
Worst make-up ad ever shows men shoving mascara down pants
There are no words for how weird this is.
# Equality
Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance
The Ombudsman found that the 66-year age limit on Mobililty Allowance Scheme for people with a severe disability has been illegal – and the department has known this for the past four years.
# Charity
Damien Rice pays almost $500k for Bono's guitar
The singer-songwriter bid on the customised guitar at a fundraising auction for Haiti in Beverly Hills at the weekend.
# Benefit
Irish sports stars unite to highlight suicide awareness
Fraggie Murphy, Donal Og Cusack and Graham Canty will be among the stars taking part in a charity soccer match.