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# Benefits

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Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.
Aaron McKenna
Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?
Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...
Stephen Donnelly
Junior minister under fire over 'no work, no benefits' call
Working costs parents up to €400 a week - provisional study
Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI
Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine
101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year
Man dressed as dead mother for six years in welfare fraud
Column: Here’s what it’s like to be one of the long-term unemployed
Alan McMenamin
Govt to launch plan to get people back to work
Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting
Aaron McKenna
€645m saved through social welfare 'control measures'
437 jobseekers had payments cut for refusing employment help
Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'
'Magda' says Irish Independent story was 'completely not true'
New welfare 'profiling' to determine when jobless likely to find work
Infographic of the day: Budget 2012
Readers' Panel: Full-time carer
In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
Child benefit cut 'unfairly targets the most vulnerable'
Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU
Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist
Michael Taft
Sick notes from doctors costing government €29million a year
New rules mean 55 people have dole cut with more to come
Poll: Is it right to cut benefits for those who refuse work or training?