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# unemployed - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

# unemployed - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again' A True Underdog Story This post contains videos

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'

Filmmaker Laura McGann chats about her new film Revolutions, which takes an in-depth look at the Irish women’s roller derby team.

# unemployed - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000

The figures show that there are now 299,200 people officially signed on, compared with 340,700 from this time last year.

# unemployed - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Here's why people want to help the sick but not the unemployed

“People everywhere seem to have this deep-seated intuition that ill people are unfortunate and deserve to be helped.”

# unemployed - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘I never thought I would be unemployed aged 53. I feel I have to beg for social welfare’

An anonymous contributor writes about what it’s like to find yourself jobless with no money after working for over 33 years.

# unemployed - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: ‘The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole’

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# unemployed - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'

It’s election-time and all I have to my name is my vote, writes an anonymous contributor.

# unemployed - Monday 1 February, 2016

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# unemployed - Sunday 1 November, 2015

‘I remember feeling washed up and fearing I would never work again’

It’s time to change our attitude toward unemployed people, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# unemployed - Monday 14 September, 2015

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

# unemployed - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

# unemployed - Monday 17 August, 2015

Poll: Do you think unemployed young people should be sent to 'work boot camps'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think unemployed young people should be sent to 'work boot camps'?

Plans for courses are set to be in place in the UK by April 2017.

# unemployed - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Prince Harry is leaving the army and looking for a new job

He said he is excited about what the future holds.

# unemployed - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

This chef is offering up his home and dinner to a family in need at Christmas

The 41-year-old from Dublin has been unemployed for the last two years after a heart attack forced him to give up his job as a professional chef.

# unemployed - Monday 17 November, 2014

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

# unemployed - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

# unemployed - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# unemployed - Monday 6 October, 2014

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job? I Can't Get No This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?

Monday blues, anyone?

# unemployed - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From The42 ‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’ Interview

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’

We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.

# unemployed - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: 'I'm not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship'

I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?

# unemployed - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Yes, I’m unemployed but that doesn’t make me lazy or incompetent

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

# unemployed - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

# unemployed - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme

The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.

# unemployed - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the Gateway scheme is there to provide chronically underfunded local authorities with cheap general dogsbodies.

# unemployed - Friday 21 February, 2014

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities

The INOU said participants need to be matched appropriately to suitable positions.

# unemployed - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job Funemployed

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job

Is this the way forward for job hunting?

# unemployed - Friday 6 December, 2013

Column: JobBridge isn’t about helping people, it’s about padding unemployment figures

Young people, and all of those who are unemployed, should not accept the choice the government is trying to offer us between emigration or life on the dole and in unpaid work, writes Kevin Coughlan.

# unemployed - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Video column: Ireland's young and diverse population deserves to be heard

Large sections of our society are not being represented by the mainstream media – excluding valid perspectives and life experience from the national conversation, says Katie Varvos.

# unemployed - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

# unemployed - Monday 2 September, 2013

Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled

A course in Construction, Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment was due to begin on 9 September, but was cancelled last week.

# unemployed - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave

I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.

# unemployed - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates

A survey of 38 major tech companies estimates there’s 4,500 job vacancies in the ICT sector, but there is a major skills shortage.

# unemployed - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

# unemployed - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began

There is a total of 19.071 million people unemployed in the eurozone.

# unemployed - Friday 1 March, 2013

Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU

Meanwhile, eurozone unemployment hit a record 11.9 per cent in January with just under 19 million now out of work in the 17-member bloc.

# unemployed - Monday 25 February, 2013

Poll: Should a percentage of new jobs be set aside for certain sections of society? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a percentage of new jobs be set aside for certain sections of society?

With 400 of the 1,600 jobs to install water meters being set aside for graduates, the unemployed and small businesses, is this a move that should be repeated?

# unemployed - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Report: Government should establish a 'youth guarantee' for unemployed

A jobs committee has made a number of recommendations, including introducing a €1 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.

# unemployed - Monday 18 February, 2013

Column: Unemployed people already feel they have no worth without being called ‘spongers’

The contemporary world values people in terms of what they do for a living, so what is that saying to the unemployed, asks Tom Boland.

# unemployed - Friday 4 January, 2013

Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

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