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# Social welfare payments

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€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments
Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment
Writers and artists will now find it a lot easier to get social welfare
Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation
Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare
Rabbitte: 'Government has no plans to close post offices'
Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer
Patrick Nulty
Welfare confirms late payments have been made