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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 17 August, 2017


# welfare - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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.

# welfare - Monday 7 August, 2017

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

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

# welfare - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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

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

# welfare - Saturday 24 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

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.

# welfare - Sunday 18 June, 2017

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.

# welfare - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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.

# welfare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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.

# welfare - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

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.

# welfare - Monday 8 May, 2017

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.

# welfare - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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.

# welfare - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'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.”

# welfare - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'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.

# welfare - Monday 26 December, 2016

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

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

# welfare - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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.

# welfare - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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

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

# welfare - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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.

# welfare - Thursday 21 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

# welfare - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

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

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

# welfare - Saturday 23 April, 2016

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.

# welfare - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*

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

# welfare - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

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

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

# welfare - Monday 23 November, 2015

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.

# welfare - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well

A missing persons alert was issued yesterday.

# welfare - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

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

# welfare - Saturday 22 August, 2015

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.

# welfare - Thursday 6 August, 2015

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.

# welfare - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

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.

# welfare - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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.

# welfare - Friday 27 March, 2015

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.

# welfare - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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?

# welfare - Saturday 10 January, 2015

"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.

# welfare - Friday 9 January, 2015

'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.”

# welfare - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# welfare - Friday 12 December, 2014

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

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

# welfare - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

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

# welfare - Friday 26 September, 2014

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

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

# welfare - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

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

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

# welfare - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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

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.

# welfare - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine biggest stories you need to know this morning as you kick off your day.

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