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#Welfare Fraud

# welfare-fraud - Monday 16 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 16th 2019, 6:25 PM 109,646 Views 196 Comments

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

# welfare-fraud - Friday 23 March, 2018

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'
# Naas
# Naas

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

Mar 23rd 2018, 2:28 PM 249,540 Views 163 Comments

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

# welfare-fraud - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,796 Views 94 Comments

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# welfare-fraud - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail
# Welfare Fraud
# Welfare Fraud

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

Oct 10th 2017, 7:11 PM 40,721 Views 45 Comments

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

# welfare-fraud - Saturday 24 June, 2017

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

Jun 24th 2017, 3:19 PM 18,962 Views 101 Comments

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

# welfare-fraud - Sunday 18 June, 2017

FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year?

Jun 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 52,914 Views 76 Comments

No. No it didn’t.

# welfare-fraud - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11
# Carry The One
# Carry The One

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11

May 31st 2017, 2:35 PM 22,567 Views 62 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the government to end this “dishonest welfare fraud campaign”.

# welfare-fraud - Monday 15 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud measures labelled as 'a solo run' and 'a hate campaign'
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud measures labelled as 'a solo run' and 'a hate campaign'

May 15th 2017, 8:58 PM 32,048 Views 193 Comments

The claims were made by a former department inspector today.

# welfare-fraud - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters

May 9th 2017, 4:23 PM 32,619 Views 138 Comments

The provision is included in the Social Welfare Bill 2017, which was published today.

# welfare-fraud - Monday 8 May, 2017

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'

May 8th 2017, 10:36 PM 23,246 Views 0 Comments

Carol Clarke claimed welfare payments under her sister’s name for 17 years.

# welfare-fraud - Friday 5 May, 2017

Poll: Would you report someone you suspected of welfare fraud?
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Poll: Would you report someone you suspected of welfare fraud?

May 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 28,304 Views 137 Comments

The ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign is designed to encourage reporting of suspected or known social welfare fraud.

Welfare cheat?: 'I have an acquaintance who claimed the dole. There was no other way to afford university'
# Column
# Column

Welfare cheat?: 'I have an acquaintance who claimed the dole. There was no other way to afford university'

May 5th 2017, 6:30 AM 2,108 Views 162 Comments

Welfare rules often create poverty traps that make it tremendously difficult for people to get by without stepping outside the bounds, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

# welfare-fraud - Friday 6 November, 2015

Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare

Nov 6th 2015, 9:52 PM 30,878 Views 26 Comments

“There is no penalty that is too harsh for the people that did this. The word horrific is not sufficient.”

# welfare-fraud - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud

Oct 15th 2014, 10:46 AM 20,857 Views 57 Comments

He’s expected to appear in court in the next few hours.

# welfare-fraud - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
# Welfare
# Welfare

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

Sep 26th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,494 Views 48 Comments

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# welfare-fraud - Thursday 24 April, 2014

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud

Apr 24th 2014, 2:10 PM 6,596 Views 24 Comments

The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.

# welfare-fraud - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social welfare garda checks must not involve racial profiling - ICI

Oct 16th 2013, 4:53 PM 19,593 Views 368 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to outline safeguards against racial profiling in crackdown on welfare fraud.

# welfare-fraud - Saturday 29 December, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Luas fist-fights
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Luas fist-fights

Dec 29th 2012, 8:00 PM 23,372 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Facial recognition on the way for social welfare claimants
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Facial recognition on the way for social welfare claimants

Dec 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 28,202 Views 284 Comments

The rollout of a new Public Services Card will mean new technology to ensure claimants are who they claim to be.

# welfare-fraud - Sunday 10 June, 2012

101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year
# Prison
# Prison

101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year

Jun 10th 2012, 9:30 AM 6,760 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has been cracking down on the number of prisoners who claim social welfare benefits while in jail.

# welfare-fraud - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Feb 18th 2012, 6:59 PM 3,158 Views 3 Comments

Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…

# welfare-fraud - Thursday 16 February, 2012

# welfare-fraud - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist

Nov 15th 2011, 8:30 PM 102 Views 66 Comments

The Government trumpets the figure of €600million as a potential saving from social welfare fraud. Just one problem – the real figure is €26million, writes Michael Taft.

# welfare-fraud - Monday 14 November, 2011

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Unemployment group welcomes Budget’s freeze for welfare rates

Nov 14th 2011, 12:58 PM 1,261 Views 31 Comments

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed welcomes Fergus O’Dowd’s assurance that welfare rates will not be cut.

# welfare-fraud - Thursday 6 October, 2011

New social welfare identity cards to be issued next week
# Identity Cards
# Identity Cards

New social welfare identity cards to be issued next week

Oct 6th 2011, 10:54 AM 5,388 Views 20 Comments

Dept of Social Protection says new cards will combat fraud by making it harder for people to use false identities to claim payments.

# welfare-fraud - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Joan Burton launches crackdown on 'unfair' welfare fraud
# Welfare
# Welfare

Joan Burton launches crackdown on 'unfair' welfare fraud

Sep 13th 2011, 7:36 AM 1,839 Views 26 Comments

The initiative could save the State €625 million by next year, and has already seen some people’s payments stopped.

# welfare-fraud - Monday 29 August, 2011

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year
# Welfare Fraud
# Welfare Fraud

More than 8,500 anonymous tips-offs about welfare fraud so far this year

Aug 29th 2011, 3:01 PM 11,896 Views 86 Comments

Savings of nearly €345 million have been made so far this year as a result of more than 350,000 reviews of social welfare claims. The numbers of people making anonymous reports is on the increase.

# welfare-fraud - Monday 15 August, 2011

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

Aug 15th 2011, 10:28 AM 9,159 Views 81 Comments

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

# welfare-fraud - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Two charged in connection with welfare fraud
# Welfare Fraud
# Welfare Fraud

Two charged in connection with welfare fraud

Jul 14th 2011, 8:33 PM 922 Views 24 Comments

Five people were arrested this morning in Dublin as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent welfare claims.

# welfare-fraud - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jun 21st 2011, 7:57 PM 1,013 Views 0 Comments

In your Fix tonight: Threats to hospital services in Portlaoise, heartbreak for Conor Niland, and does Barack Obama have magical parenting powers?

# welfare-fraud - Monday 16 May, 2011

Burton sets sights on policing hidden economy sector
# Hidden Economy
# Hidden Economy

Burton sets sights on policing hidden economy sector

May 16th 2011, 12:07 PM 1,628 Views 1 Comment

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said there would be “concerted and active policing of the hidden economy sector.”

# welfare-fraud - Friday 10 September, 2010

230,000 Japanese centenarians missing
# Fraud
# Fraud

230,000 Japanese centenarians missing

Sep 10th 2010, 7:10 PM 701 Views 0 Comments

Is there something strange happening in Japan?