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#Welfare Cheats

From TheJournal.ie Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate' Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud Metiria Turei

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud

Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.

From TheJournal.ie Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published Benefit Fraud

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

From TheJournal.ie Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign Cheat Us All

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign Exclusive

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year? Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll Welfare Cheats

Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll

Former social welfare inspector Bernadette Gorman called Varadkar’s latest policy a “solo run” and “hate campaign”.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.