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From TheJournal.ie Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW Dublin

Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW

Elaine Sweeney was last seen getting into the grey BMW in Lucan.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man Galway

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man

Conor Burke was last seen in the early hours of this morning at 1.45am in Galway City.

From TheJournal.ie Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told Welfare
From TheJournal.ie 'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

From TheJournal.ie RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

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 'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices Benefits

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices

Details of complaints were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000 Signing On

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000

There are currently over 11,000 young people in long-term unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

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 Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

From The42 Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700 Welfare

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700

The incident was included as a case study in the Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters Name And Shame

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters

The provision is included in the Social Welfare Bill 2017, which was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt' FRAUDULENT CLAIM

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'

Carol Clarke claimed welfare payments under her sister’s name for 17 years.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families At Breaking Point

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement Help With Homelessness

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March On The Up

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March

The State pension, Jobseeker’s Allowance and One Parent Family Payment among payments to benefit from increase.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

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 The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan Chilcot Report

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them Assaults

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them

A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.

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 Department insists no issue with Joan Burton's 'unusual and concerning' letter to constituents Letters Of Note

Department insists no issue with Joan Burton's 'unusual and concerning' letter to constituents

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

From TheJournal.ie The social welfare Christmas bonus is coming at the start of December

The social welfare Christmas bonus is coming at the start of December

It has been increased by 75% this year.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well Cork City

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well

A missing persons alert was issued yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms Gender Identity

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.

From TheJournal.ie Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin Opinion

Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin

It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.

From TheJournal.ie This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair? What The Puck

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work Lone Parents

Labour TD insists she wasn't suggesting parents bring their children to work

Joanna Tuffy’s comments were criticised by Twitter users and a Sinn Féin MEP.

From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die Life Expectancy

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked when they think they're going to die

The claims have been made by English Labour MP Frank Field.

From TheJournal.ie Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased No Change

Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?

David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?

From TheJournal.ie "The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food" Life On The Inside

"The kids began laughing when he told them that his family have to queue up for food"

Three people living in direct provision centres explain what people don’t realise about their lives.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition' Social Welfare

'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition'

An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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