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# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

One person claiming to represent the Department of Agriculture has been phoning farmers asking for bank details.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 16 September, 2019

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud

The Department aims to save €530 million by tackling fraud over the next four years.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Years of mistakes: How the Department of Social Protection mishandled social welfare overpayments

Some overpayments have not been recovered because of a litany of mistakes by the Department of Employment and Social Protection.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Department of Justice sounded warning over plans to almost double allowance for asylum seekers living in direct provision

Officials said changes to allow residents of asylum centres to work had created “most generous” system in EU.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

People are waiting weeks for illness benefits due to an issue between GPs and Department

Many people have said that neither their GP or the Department informed them of the changeover in the forms required when claiming their benefit.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 27 August, 2018

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups

Social media monitoring is one three media monitoring contracts being advertised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 13 August, 2018

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won Exclusive

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together Tmi

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together

Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

The PSC project shows no signs of slowing despite concerns over the card’s legality and its compliance with the forthcoming EU data protection regulation.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - 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.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee

The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# department-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection - Friday 1 September, 2017

The Department of Social Protection is getting a major rebrand

A number of functions from the Department of Jobs will transfer to the new Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.