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

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 120 Views 280 Comments

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.

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

Aug 6th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,955 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jul 8th 2015, 5:05 PM 27,401 Views 105 Comments

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

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

Jul 7th 2015, 9:09 PM 24,591 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2015, 8:20 PM 12,756 Views 61 Comments

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

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?
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Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?

Mar 19th 2015, 8:20 AM 26,463 Views 179 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2015, 8:15 AM 27,148 Views 158 Comments

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

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

Jan 9th 2015, 8:00 PM 36,214 Views 400 Comments

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.”

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
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At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law

Dec 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,055 Views 12 Comments

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"
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A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

Nov 12th 2014, 7:34 AM 17,384 Views 133 Comments

The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
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Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

Sep 26th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,503 Views 48 Comments

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator
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It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator

Aug 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 10,919 Views 21 Comments

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

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

Jun 28th 2014, 8:50 AM 49,584 Views 357 Comments

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.

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

Jun 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 12,971 Views 56 Comments

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.

Just 69 people have taken up Gateway places
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Just 69 people have taken up Gateway places

Mar 4th 2014, 11:48 AM 14,037 Views 128 Comments

The Gateway scheme would pay long-term unemployed people €20 a week to work in their local communities.

Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants
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Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,327 Views 84 Comments

A Fine Gael TD asked the Labour minister about a recent ban on immigrants in the UK receiving dole payment for their first three months of residency.

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation
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Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 55 Views 8 Comments

The Government had a knee-jerk reaction last year and cut Mobility Allowance to new applicants. Nearly 12 months later, those in need are still in limbo, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

Over 50 horses seized from Cork site
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Over 50 horses seized from Cork site

Nov 19th 2013, 10:17 PM 27,299 Views 136 Comments

The carcasses of three horses were also removed from the Hollyhill site on the north side of Cork city.

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
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Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:10 PM 17,671 Views 121 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns
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Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:25 PM 12,309 Views 237 Comments

Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI
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Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI

Oct 16th 2013, 4:53 PM 19,606 Views 368 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to outline safeguards against racial profiling in crackdown on welfare fraud.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Oct 12th 2013, 11:00 AM 10,126 Views 13 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

1,900 "welfare tourists" caught in three years
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1,900 "welfare tourists" caught in three years

Oct 8th 2013, 5:33 PM 28,212 Views 206 Comments

New powers and investigative techniques have led to the apprehension of 101 welfare tourists at airports since last June.

Welfare paid out nearly €100 million in incorrect payments last year
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Welfare paid out nearly €100 million in incorrect payments last year

Sep 30th 2013, 5:59 PM 13,026 Views 89 Comments

The rate of overpayment has jumped 92 per cent since 2007, but just 42 per cent of wrongful payments were down to fraud.

Column: Who really benefits from the new 'carrot and stick' approach to welfare payments?
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Column: Who really benefits from the new 'carrot and stick' approach to welfare payments?

Sep 23rd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,569 Views 83 Comments

New welfare system changes are morally dubious and serve only make the lives of unemployed more unpleasant, writes Tom Boland.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 21st 2013, 11:00 AM 8,557 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled
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Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled

Sep 19th 2013, 1:09 PM 10,495 Views 92 Comments

The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant is taking place in Dublin this weekend, but Jillian Van Turnhout said the contest has ‘no place in Ireland’.

"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton
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"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton

Sep 15th 2013, 12:28 PM 11,010 Views 245 Comments

Reports today say that cuts to Social Protection will amount to a welfare cap, but the Minister for Social Protection says nothing has been decided.

Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment
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Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment

Aug 24th 2013, 1:54 PM 16,026 Views 105 Comments

A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.

ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help
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ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help

Aug 6th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,869 Views 16 Comments

The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.

Rescue charity concerned about change of dog pound
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Rescue charity concerned about change of dog pound

Jul 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 18,080 Views 42 Comments

A Dog’s Life has said it will not be able to provide the same service to the new pound, and fears more dogs will be put down.

How 'maternity box' gift helped lower infant mortality rates in Finland
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How 'maternity box' gift helped lower infant mortality rates in Finland

Jul 14th 2013, 5:30 PM 18,392 Views 17 Comments

Many Finnish babies spend their first nights nestled inside a cardboard box – and here’s why.

Why is a former AIB building bought by the State ten years ago still empty? – Patrick Nulty TD asks
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Why is a former AIB building bought by the State ten years ago still empty? – Patrick Nulty TD asks

Jun 13th 2013, 10:00 PM 11,097 Views 13 Comments

The building was bought over a decade ago at a cost of almost €1.5 million by the taxpayer for use by the Probation and Welfare Service – but has lain empty ever since because the service declined to relocate there.

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter
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HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Jun 12th 2013, 2:41 PM 10,813 Views 49 Comments

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

Column: The social welfare system is in a state of flux – and it's failing jobseekers
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Column: The social welfare system is in a state of flux – and it's failing jobseekers

Jun 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 69 Views 61 Comments

Many unemployed people struggle with accessing the correct information on what they are (or are not) entitled to – and the problem is compounded by misinformation and misdirection within the system, writes Brid O’Brien.

Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year
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Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year

Apr 29th 2013, 3:06 PM 9,017 Views 17 Comments

Roisín Shorthall says that if the State was to be reimbursed by insurers for welfare payments taken out while people are injured and claim welfare, they could save millions.

Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers
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Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers

Apr 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 17 Views 40 Comments

The only way to ensure the long-term prosperity of our retirees without burdening our children with unfair taxes is to create a state-backed – rather than entirely state funded – pension system that is means tested, writes Aaron McKenna.

150k sign petition after UK Minister says he could live on €63 a week
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150k sign petition after UK Minister says he could live on €63 a week

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:15 PM 14,515 Views 53 Comments

The petition was set up to challenge Iain Duncan Smith to prove that he would be able to survive on benefits.