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#Welfare

# welfare - Monday 25 January, 2021

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Jan 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 21,350 Views 35 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

# welfare - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:06 PM 88,908 Views 10 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said applications would be processed “without delay”.

# welfare - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,084 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

# welfare - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 22,657 Views 50 Comments

Jobseekers will face tough competition with hundreds of thousands of people still out of work as a direct result of the pandemic.

# welfare - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
# Welfare
# Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 100,184 Views 55 Comments

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

# welfare - Friday 28 February, 2020

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'
# Welfare
# Welfare

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'

Feb 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,242 Views 71 Comments

UCD’s Welfare Officer said that students are coming to her office with sleeping bags.

# welfare - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 43,879 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# welfare - Friday 28 June, 2019

Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW

Jun 28th 2019, 7:55 PM 40,978 Views 4 Comments

Elaine Sweeney was last seen getting into the grey BMW in Lucan.

# welfare - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,402 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# welfare - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man

Feb 14th 2019, 10:06 PM 27,579 Views 5 Comments

Conor Burke was last seen in the early hours of this morning at 1.45am in Galway City.

# welfare - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told
# Welfare
# Welfare

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told

Jan 17th 2018, 8:15 PM 34,831 Views 0 Comments

He is repaying €100 a week.

# welfare - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
# In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,503 Views 38 Comments

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# welfare - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,738 Views 59 Comments

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# welfare - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud
# Metiria Turei
# Metiria Turei

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud

Aug 9th 2017, 2:50 PM 14,068 Views 12 Comments

Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.

# welfare - Monday 7 August, 2017

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices
# Benefits
# Benefits

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices

Aug 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 71,205 Views 92 Comments

Details of complaints were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# welfare - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000
# Signing On
# Signing On

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000

Aug 3rd 2017, 5:30 PM 21,867 Views 112 Comments

There are currently over 11,000 young people in long-term unemployment.

# welfare - Saturday 24 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jun 24th 2017, 8:50 AM 10,028 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign
# Cheat Us All
# Cheat Us All

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign

Jun 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,298 Views 79 Comments

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

# welfare - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,091 Views 145 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# welfare - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,409 Views 4 Comments

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

# welfare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700
# Welfare
# Welfare

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700

May 31st 2017, 12:46 PM 102,917 Views 49 Comments

The incident was included as a case study in the Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2016.

# welfare - 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 32,593 Views 138 Comments

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

# welfare - 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 23,215 Views 0 Comments

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

# welfare - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families
# At Breaking Point
# At Breaking Point

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Apr 20th 2017, 4:42 PM 23,100 Views 103 Comments

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

# welfare - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,649 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# welfare - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,945 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# welfare - Monday 26 December, 2016

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement
# Help With Homelessness
# Help With Homelessness

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement

Dec 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 12,171 Views 38 Comments

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

# welfare - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March
# On The Up
# On The Up

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:50 AM 20,602 Views 54 Comments

The State pension, Jobseeker’s Allowance and One Parent Family Payment among payments to benefit from increase.

# welfare - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 58,303 Views 108 Comments

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# welfare - 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 21,149 Views 142 Comments

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

# welfare - Thursday 21 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jul 21st 2016, 7:56 AM 11,331 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# welfare - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan
# Chilcot Report
# Chilcot Report

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan

Jul 6th 2016, 1:42 PM 7,741 Views 14 Comments

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

# welfare - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them
# Assaults
# Assaults

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them

Apr 23rd 2016, 3:46 PM 26,963 Views 83 Comments

A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.

# welfare - 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.

# welfare - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Department insists no issue with Joan Burton's 'unusual and concerning' letter to constituents
# Letters Of Note
# Letters Of Note

Department insists no issue with Joan Burton's 'unusual and concerning' letter to constituents

Dec 16th 2015, 6:57 PM 31,112 Views 100 Comments

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

# welfare - Monday 23 November, 2015

The social welfare Christmas bonus is coming at the start of December

The social welfare Christmas bonus is coming at the start of December

Nov 23rd 2015, 5:15 PM 44,428 Views 121 Comments

It has been increased by 75% this year.

# welfare - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well
# Cork City
# Cork City

Man who was reported missing in Cork found safe and well

Nov 5th 2015, 1:53 PM 23,607 Views 6 Comments

A missing persons alert was issued yesterday.

# welfare - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms
# Gender Identity
# Gender Identity

The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

Sep 8th 2015, 8:31 PM 31,821 Views 160 Comments

“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.

# welfare - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin
# Opinion
# Opinion

Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 118 Views 280 Comments

It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.

# welfare - Thursday 6 August, 2015

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?
# What The Puck
# What The Puck

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

Aug 6th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,928 Views 29 Comments

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

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