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From TheJournal.ie Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow Storm Emma

Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow

The fuel allowance payment was also doubled for this week.

From TheJournal.ie Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70 Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions Fine Gael Conference

Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions

The Taoiseach plans to set up a Gender Equality Commission.

From TheJournal.ie 'Losing my job was hard, but making people redundant was worse' Sonas Bathrooms

'Losing my job was hard, but making people redundant was worse'

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, it profiles Sonas Bathrooms.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked Jobseeker's Benefit

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked

The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie is under consideration.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27* Cash Money

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*

*But the payment will be scaled back the longer a person is out of work.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours' Opinion

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'

It’s election-time and all I have to my name is my vote, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register Unemployment

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of Show Me The Money

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of

Young adults are currently paid a lower rate of jobseeker’s allowance.

From TheJournal.ie What is life really like on the dole? Dole Life

What is life really like on the dole?

A new RTÉ show aims to find out.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year Promises

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

These Drogheda lads' song about being on the dole is your unlikely summer jam

ALL THE BOYS ON THE FÁS COURSE! ALL THE BOYS ON THE DOLE!

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours' Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

From TheJournal.ie Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK Suspicious

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK

Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given "every opportunity" - Minister Bills Bills Bills

Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given "every opportunity" - Minister

Minister of State Gerald Nash said the government discussed the proposals this week.

From TheJournal.ie Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

From TheJournal.ie Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare? Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

From TheJournal.ie Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards Seasonal Jobs

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

From TheJournal.ie Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary Social Welfare

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary

Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years DSP

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years

No, you can’t have them. There were all returned to the Department.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare 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.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month Live Register

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

From TheJournal.ie A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut Welfare

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut

Terence Flanagan used a case involving one of his own constituents to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of anti-government protestors.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent Looking For Work

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

From TheJournal.ie In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work Signing Off

In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work

Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.

From TheJournal.ie Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims Signing On

Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims

There was a 1,600 decrease in the Live Register figures, once seasonally adjusted.

From TheJournal.ie Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money Dole

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment Jobseekers

Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment

An Taoiseach made the comments as Live Register declined for the 22nd consecutive month.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent Live Register

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

It represents the 22nd month in a row that the number of claimants on the Live Register has fallen.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult' Slave Labour

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the Gateway scheme is there to provide chronically underfunded local authorities with cheap general dogsbodies.

From TheJournal.ie Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent Jobswatch

Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent

Some good news for the Government this morning.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly backs protest against turning his local library into a dole office Carnegie Library

James Reilly backs protest against turning his local library into a dole office

Officials from the OPW and Social Protection Department are now to look for an alternative solution.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable Opinion

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable

The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced?

The Government’s expected to change the terms of dole payments for young people in tomorrow’s Budget. But is it a good idea?

From TheJournal.ie Live Register falls by 3,200 in July Unemployment

Live Register falls by 3,200 in July

The number of people signing on for a year or more has decreased slightly, -1.3 per cent on July 2012.

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