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# prsi - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year

Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.

# prsi - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

# prsi - Thursday 10 January, 2019

There were over one million claims for free dental and eye care through the new PRSI agreement

Over one million claims were made by employees paying PRSI social insurance a with over 190,000 claims made by self-employed people.

# prsi - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners

Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.

# prsi - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams

Regina Doherty said there’d been a fourfold increase in the number of claims for free treatment benefits.

# prsi - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# prsi - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched

It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.

# prsi - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# prsi - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish

From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.

# prsi - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.

# prsi - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

A bust waste firm and a well-known PR agency are on the latest tax defaulters list

The firm behind Insights Consultants agreed a settlement with the tax man.

# prsi - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Self-employed would 'pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return'

Leo Varadkar said that the results of the survey carried out by his department would inform Budget 2018.

# prsi - Friday 3 March, 2017

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# prsi - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

# prsi - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Here's how much your tax goes up as your wages increase

Workers here often pay more in tax than those in other European countries.

# prsi - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.

# prsi - Monday 8 August, 2016

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# prsi - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid

Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.

# prsi - Monday 25 July, 2016

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

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

# prsi - Monday 9 November, 2015

Here's how many people will get more cash with the PRSI credit - and exactly how much they'll receive

The changes affect people on incomes from €352 to €424 a week.

# prsi - Monday 5 October, 2015

Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence

The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.

# prsi - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes

The Taoiseach’s comments about not increasing taxes have raised some eyebrows.

# prsi - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# prsi - Friday 17 April, 2015

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

# prsi - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?

The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.

# prsi - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate

“First step in a multi-annual plan…”

# prsi - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

# prsi - Monday 26 May, 2014

Revenue demanded €200,000 in unpaid tax from Paris Bakery Exclusive

The figures owed relate to alleged non-payment of PRSI, PAYE and VAT.

# prsi - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim

The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.

# prsi - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013

Figures from the Department of Social Protection revealed more than 23,000 appeals were lodged in the first ten months of this year.

# prsi - Friday 6 September, 2013

ISME: Plans to increase PRSI for self employed "utter madness"

The proposed rise in Pay Related Social Insurance is being considered by Minister Joan Burton.

# prsi - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Budget 2013: what measures kick in today

Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you begin the first morning of 2013.

# prsi - Friday 28 December, 2012

Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs

The Small Firms Association makes optimistic prediction for 2013 – *but only if SMEs are “placed at the heart of economic policy”.

# prsi - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes in Dáil, moves to committee stage

The bill includes cuts to the Respite Care Grant and child benefit as well as an increase in PRSI contributions.

# prsi - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

# prsi - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Labour chair still hoping Budget cut to child benefit can be reversed

“I think it is and it has to be,” Labour TD Colm Keaveney said when asked whether child benefit was still up for negotiation in the Budget.

# prsi - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers

How many houses will have to pay the ‘mansion tax’? And who could find that Budget 2013 has been generous to them?

# prsi - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Noonan defends PRSI increases as 'best value taxpayers can get'

Michael Noonan says paying €5.08 extra a week for a guaranteed pension is “the best value anyone will ever get”.

Counting the pennies: where your tax money will go in 2013

The government’s going to spend €69 billion in total next year. So where does the average taxpayer’s money go?

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