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World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
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# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,877 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
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# Welfare

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,129 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
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# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Jan 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 21,391 Views 36 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year
# Pup Payments
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# Pup Payments

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:06 PM 89,125 Views 10 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said applications would be processed “without delay”.

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
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# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,124 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'
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# Jobseekers

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 22,680 Views 50 Comments

Jobseekers will face tough competition with hundreds of thousands of people still out of work as a direct result of the pandemic.

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
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# Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 100,199 Views 55 Comments

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'
# Welfare
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# Welfare

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'

Feb 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,386 Views 71 Comments

UCD’s Welfare Officer said that students are coming to her office with sleeping bags.

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
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# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 43,985 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

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

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

Jun 28th 2019, 7:55 PM 40,993 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,410 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 10:06 PM 27,590 Views 5 Comments

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

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told
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# Welfare

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told

Jan 17th 2018, 8:15 PM 34,837 Views 0 Comments

He is repaying €100 a week.

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
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# In The Name Of Science

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,608 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,742 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 9th 2017, 2:50 PM 14,069 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 71,683 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2017, 5:30 PM 21,868 Views 112 Comments

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

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign
# Cheat Us All
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# Cheat Us All

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

Jun 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,309 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,117 Views 145 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
# Player Welfare
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# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,413 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

May 31st 2017, 12:46 PM 102,952 Views 49 Comments

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

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters
# Name And Shame
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# Name And Shame

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

May 9th 2017, 4:23 PM 32,641 Views 138 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2017, 10:36 PM 23,260 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families
# At Breaking Point
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# At Breaking Point

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

Apr 20th 2017, 4:42 PM 23,143 Views 103 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,853 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,994 Views 0 Comments

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

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement
# Help With Homelessness
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# Help With Homelessness

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

Dec 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 12,186 Views 38 Comments

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March
# On The Up
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# On The Up

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:50 AM 20,608 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 58,475 Views 95 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,268 Views 142 Comments

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

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan
# Chilcot Report
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# Chilcot Report

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

Jul 6th 2016, 1:42 PM 7,773 Views 14 Comments

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

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

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

Apr 23rd 2016, 3:46 PM 26,996 Views 83 Comments

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

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*
# Cash Money
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# Cash Money

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*

Feb 16th 2016, 2:38 PM 26,734 Views 123 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 16th 2015, 6:57 PM 31,118 Views 100 Comments

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

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

Nov 23rd 2015, 5:15 PM 44,434 Views 121 Comments

It has been increased by 75% this year.

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well
# Cork City
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# Cork City

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well

Nov 5th 2015, 1:53 PM 23,607 Views 6 Comments

A missing persons alert was issued yesterday.

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms
# Gender Identity
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# Gender Identity

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

Sep 8th 2015, 8:31 PM 31,852 Views 160 Comments

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

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