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Poll: Should dole payments be linked to a person's PRSI contributions?

Similar social insurance contribution schemes exist in other countries in Europe.

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TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR may link dole payments to people’s past working history and PRSI contributions.

The proposed new dole scheme would see those who have been in long-term employment entitled to a higher payment.

The plan would adversely impact on long-term unemployed people who would not have the same PRSI contribution as someone who has been in the workforce for a significant amount of time.

So in today’s poll we’re asking, do you think dole payments should be linked to a person’s PRSI contributions? 

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