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# deasp - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

# deasp - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Over half a million people receive Covid-19 unemployment payment this week, as IMF releases dire economic forecast

Over 42,000 employers have registered for the temporary wage subsidy scheme, according to the government.

# deasp - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Department of Social Protection issues warning over scam phone calls seeking bank details

It has issued a warning after it became aware of some members of the public receiving such calls.

# deasp - Monday 17 February, 2020

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

# deasp - Friday 1 November, 2019

Parental leave: why the new entitlements coming in today have caused HR head-scratching

The two weeks of leave will be on top of the existing maternity and paternity schemes.

# deasp - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

# deasp - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# deasp - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim PSC

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

# deasp - Monday 26 August, 2019

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

# deasp - Friday 16 August, 2019

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

# deasp - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# deasp - Friday 6 April, 2018

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.

# deasp - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

# deasp - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# deasp - Friday 5 January, 2018

3,000 delayed fuel allowance payments to be received next week

The technical glitch that caused the issue has been resolved.

# deasp - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks'

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.