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#Christmas Bonus

# christmas-bonus - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# christmas-bonus - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

# christmas-bonus - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments

The Christmas bonus will be fully restored for the first time since the economic downturn.

# christmas-bonus - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

# christmas-bonus - Monday 27 November, 2017

Christmas bonus to be paid to more than 1.2 million social welfare recipients this week

Abolished in 2009, the Christmas bonus was partially restored by the then Tánaiste Joan Burton in 2014 and has increased to the current 85%.

# christmas-bonus - Friday 24 November, 2017

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

# christmas-bonus - Friday 17 November, 2017

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

# christmas-bonus - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December

The cost of the Christmas bonus is €219 million.

# christmas-bonus - Monday 28 November, 2016

Social welfare Christmas bonus for 1.2 million people to be paid this week

This year’s bonus will be 85% of a welfare recipient’s weekly payment.

# christmas-bonus - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus

Some 1.2 million people will receive the extra money.

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.

# christmas-bonus - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Do you really need your bosses to prove how much they love you?

There’s a problem with work relationships. We nurture them and expect them to be like our personal ones. But they’re not and can never be, writes Karen Frampton.

# christmas-bonus - Monday 23 November, 2015

The social welfare Christmas bonus is coming at the start of December

It has been increased by 75% this year.

# christmas-bonus - 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.

# christmas-bonus - Friday 29 May, 2015

Tesco will axe Christmas bonuses for thousands of Irish staff this year Exclusive

The grocery giant has decided to play the Grinch with its workers.

# christmas-bonus - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

# christmas-bonus - Sunday 30 November, 2014

If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week

Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

# christmas-bonus - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month's Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'The money is not there': Taoiseach rules out restoration of Christmas bonus

Enda Kenny was described as ‘Scrooge’ in the Dáil chamber this afternoon.

# christmas-bonus - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# christmas-bonus - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Good news for Poirot fans: ITV 2, 3 and 4 are back on UPC

Good news for The Only Way is Essex fans too…

# christmas-bonus - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Poll: Should bankers get their bonuses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bankers get their bonuses?

Up to 2,400 staff in AIB are set to benefit from €40 million in bonuses. Is this only fair, or is too much of a kick in the teeth to taxpayers? Let us know what you think.

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Nine things you really need to know by 9am: AIB hands out €40 million in bonuses, election goes on the long finger and the Taoiseach uses the s-word.