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# dole - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow

Feb 28th 2018, 9:53 PM 23,434 Views 34 Comments

The fuel allowance payment was also doubled for this week.

# dole - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70
# Beyond 65
# Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

Dec 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 67,335 Views 66 Comments

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

# dole - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions
# Fine Gael Conference
# Fine Gael Conference

Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions

Nov 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 47,969 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach plans to set up a Gender Equality Commission.

# dole - Monday 7 August, 2017

'Losing my job was hard, but making people redundant was worse'
# Sonas Bathrooms
# Sonas Bathrooms

'Losing my job was hard, but making people redundant was worse'

Aug 7th 2017, 10:30 AM 21,121 Views 7 Comments

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, it profiles Sonas Bathrooms.

# dole - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,104 Views 145 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# dole - Monday 25 July, 2016

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked

Jul 25th 2016, 11:32 AM 22,171 Views 89 Comments

The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie is under consideration.

# dole - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Fine Gael wants to increase the dole by €27*

Feb 16th 2016, 2:38 PM 26,732 Views 123 Comments

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

# dole - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm angry, depressed and very, very broke. This is my life on zero hours'

Feb 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,208 Views 141 Comments

It’s election-time and all I have to my name is my vote, writes an anonymous contributor.

# dole - Thursday 7 January, 2016

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

Jan 7th 2016, 1:24 PM 14,467 Views 112 Comments

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

# dole - Monday 23 November, 2015

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 34,498 Views 76 Comments

Young adults are currently paid a lower rate of jobseeker’s allowance.

# dole - Sunday 1 November, 2015

What is life really like on the dole?
# Dole Life
# Dole Life

What is life really like on the dole?

Nov 1st 2015, 8:45 AM 38,608 Views 159 Comments

A new RTÉ show aims to find out.

# dole - Monday 14 September, 2015

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year
# Promises
# Promises

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 AM 40,116 Views 138 Comments

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

# dole - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

These Drogheda lads' song about being on the dole is your unlikely summer jam
# Buskers
From The Daily Edge
# Buskers

These Drogheda lads' song about being on the dole is your unlikely summer jam

Aug 25th 2015, 1:29 PM 4,772 Views 1 Comment

ALL THE BOYS ON THE FÁS COURSE! ALL THE BOYS ON THE DOLE!

# dole - Friday 21 August, 2015

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants
# Dole
# Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

Aug 21st 2015, 6:02 AM 48,641 Views 144 Comments

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

# dole - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,198 Views 49 Comments

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

# dole - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,558 Views 137 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# dole - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK
# Suspicious
# Suspicious

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK

May 26th 2015, 9:33 AM 16,704 Views 58 Comments

Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

# dole - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given "every opportunity" - Minister
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given "every opportunity" - Minister

May 10th 2015, 1:24 PM 29,006 Views 307 Comments

Minister of State Gerald Nash said the government discussed the proposals this week.

# dole - Friday 24 April, 2015

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole
# Unemployed Help
# Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

Apr 24th 2015, 6:05 AM 71,807 Views 167 Comments

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

# dole - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
# Doley Cow
# Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

Mar 26th 2015, 2:30 PM 21,662 Views 89 Comments

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

# dole - Friday 7 November, 2014

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards
# Seasonal Jobs
# Seasonal Jobs

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards

Nov 7th 2014, 4:19 PM 14,780 Views 67 Comments

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

# dole - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary

Aug 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 43,240 Views 56 Comments

Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.

# dole - Monday 21 July, 2014

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years
# DSP
# DSP

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years

Jul 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 17,805 Views 25 Comments

No, you can’t have them. There were all returned to the Department.

# dole - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,692 Views 82 Comments

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

# dole - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month
# Live Register
# Live Register

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Jul 2nd 2014, 1:17 PM 10,256 Views 74 Comments

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# dole - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 28th 2014, 8:50 AM 49,547 Views 358 Comments

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.

# dole - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 1,997 Views 163 Comments

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

# dole - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

In cases where work pays less than the dole ... 7 out of 10 people choose work

Jun 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 12,949 Views 56 Comments

Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.

# dole - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims
# Signing On
# Signing On

Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims

Jun 5th 2014, 12:18 PM 7,498 Views 36 Comments

There was a 1,600 decrease in the Live Register figures, once seasonally adjusted.

# dole - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money
# Dole
# Dole

Government unsure if paying social welfare electronically will save money

May 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,399 Views 61 Comments

This is due to the scale of anti-fraud measures that must be developed.

# dole - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Taoiseach warns of risk of 'welfare dependency' despite falling unemployment

Apr 30th 2014, 3:48 PM 9,752 Views 64 Comments

An Taoiseach made the comments as Live Register declined for the 22nd consecutive month.

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

Apr 30th 2014, 11:46 AM 7,476 Views 81 Comments

It represents the 22nd month in a row that the number of claimants on the Live Register has fallen.

# dole - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'
# Slave Labour
# Slave Labour

Bruton on Gateway: 'Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult'

Mar 11th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,958 Views 107 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the Gateway scheme is there to provide chronically underfunded local authorities with cheap general dogsbodies.

# dole - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent

Feb 5th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,711 Views 63 Comments

Some good news for the Government this morning.

# dole - Monday 27 January, 2014

James Reilly backs protest against turning his local library into a dole office
# Carnegie Library
# Carnegie Library

James Reilly backs protest against turning his local library into a dole office

Jan 27th 2014, 3:00 PM 9,898 Views 23 Comments

Officials from the OPW and Social Protection Department are now to look for an alternative solution.

# dole - Monday 28 October, 2013

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty

Oct 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 37,682 Views 253 Comments

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

# dole - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday
# The 5 At 5
# The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Oct 21st 2013, 4:54 PM 9,630 Views 5 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# dole - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable

Oct 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 41 Views 122 Comments

The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.

# dole - Monday 14 October, 2013

Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should dole payments for those under 26 be reduced?

Oct 14th 2013, 9:17 AM 22,737 Views 390 Comments

The Government’s expected to change the terms of dole payments for young people in tomorrow’s Budget. But is it a good idea?

# dole - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Live Register falls by 3,200 in July
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Live Register falls by 3,200 in July

Jul 31st 2013, 1:34 PM 6,476 Views 55 Comments

The number of people signing on for a year or more has decreased slightly, -1.3 per cent on July 2012.

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