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Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare
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Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:03 PM 25,132 Views 109 Comments

The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.

68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud
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68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud

Oct 15th 2014, 10:46 AM 20,878 Views 57 Comments

He’s expected to appear in court in the next few hours.

Here's how social welfare will look after today
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Here's how social welfare will look after today

Oct 14th 2014, 6:09 PM 23,180 Views 28 Comments

If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents
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Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,732 Views 101 Comments

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
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People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

Oct 14th 2014, 4:57 PM 25,468 Views 90 Comments

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

Here's how much money was seized from criminals last year
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Here's how much money was seized from criminals last year

Oct 8th 2014, 2:14 PM 13,997 Views 28 Comments

CAB released its 2013 Annual Report today.

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'
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Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Oct 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,160 Views 28 Comments

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month's Budget?
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Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month's Budget?

Sep 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 25,527 Views 181 Comments

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

Here's how many construction workers are on the dole
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Here's how many construction workers are on the dole

Aug 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 19,753 Views 59 Comments

Despite a recovery, nearly 80,000 workers remain unemployed.

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary
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Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary

Aug 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 43,269 Views 56 Comments

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

JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
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JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour

Aug 6th 2014, 10:56 AM 15,053 Views 153 Comments

The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.

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

Jul 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 17,812 Views 25 Comments

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

Social welfare staff are being told to refuse dole payments to 'locked out' Greyhound workers
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Social welfare staff are being told to refuse dole payments to 'locked out' Greyhound workers

Jul 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,578 Views 106 Comments

A circular issued to social welfare staff advises them to reject applications for jobseeker’s payments.

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare
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'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,766 Views 82 Comments

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.

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year
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Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,186 Views 76 Comments

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?
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What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Jul 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 37,158 Views 59 Comments

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

9,000 families to lose one-parent payment from today
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9,000 families to lose one-parent payment from today

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 17,461 Views 103 Comments

Changes to the plan were announced two years ago.

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait
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Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

Jun 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,596 Views 6 Comments

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%
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The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 23,818 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
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Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?

Jun 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,807 Views 43 Comments

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

Leaving Cert students asked about how to cope 'on the Dole'
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Leaving Cert students asked about how to cope 'on the Dole'

Jun 5th 2014, 10:38 AM 29,054 Views 23 Comments

That was the Higher Levels. The Ordinary Levels were asked one entire question about soup.

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
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How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,622 Views 51 Comments

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

Water charges a step too far for jobseekers
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Water charges a step too far for jobseekers

May 31st 2014, 9:45 AM 14,593 Views 111 Comments

Charity, St Vincent de Paul is worried that adults without children won’t be able to afford water as there are no extra allowances for them.

Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services
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Immigrant council demands rights for stateless to work and access social services

May 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,194 Views 87 Comments

In Ireland campaigners want the government to introduce clear, transparent and accessible determination procedures to allow the swift identification of stateless persons.

Poll: Should all jobseekers be paid social welfare payments electronically?
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Poll: Should all jobseekers be paid social welfare payments electronically?

May 4th 2014, 9:27 AM 23,561 Views 177 Comments

The Government is unsure if the move would save money, but it’s looking into it.

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money
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Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

May 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,413 Views 61 Comments

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

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims
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Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims

May 1st 2014, 7:10 PM 20,290 Views 59 Comments

It is alleged that the employees were making payments to a number of individuals that were “not appropriate”.

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

Apr 30th 2014, 3:48 PM 9,761 Views 64 Comments

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

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent
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Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

Apr 30th 2014, 11:46 AM 7,479 Views 81 Comments

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

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud
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FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud

Apr 24th 2014, 2:10 PM 6,600 Views 24 Comments

The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.

Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern
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Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern

Apr 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 43 Views 68 Comments

After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.

Post offices could link up with credit unions to provide banking services
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Post offices could link up with credit unions to provide banking services

Apr 24th 2014, 8:43 AM 4,796 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Postmasters’ Union is set to work with Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to diversify services.

Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters
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Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters

Apr 24th 2014, 8:16 AM 15,427 Views 85 Comments

In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.

Complaints against social welfare staff have increased six-fold
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Complaints against social welfare staff have increased six-fold

Apr 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 21,629 Views 96 Comments

Some 171 complaints were made against named officers in 2013, up from 27 in 2010.

Gardaí to work as social welfare inspectors
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Gardaí to work as social welfare inspectors

Apr 15th 2014, 6:35 PM 44,533 Views 123 Comments

Twenty gardaí are to be sent around the country as part of a new pilot scheme to crack down on social welfare fraud.

Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on
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Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on

Apr 13th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,628 Views 9 Comments

However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.

Department carried out one million reviews of social welfare recipients last year
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Department carried out one million reviews of social welfare recipients last year

Apr 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,724 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says it saved €632 million in 2013 by carrying out the reviews in a bid to minimise social welfare fraud.