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# allowance - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Woman who claimed €69k in welfare payments whilst travelling to Barbados and Morocco jailed
# Mary O'callaghan
# Mary O'callaghan

Woman who claimed €69k in welfare payments whilst travelling to Barbados and Morocco jailed

Sep 21st 2021, 10:40 PM 72,295 Views 33 Comments

Mary O’Callaghan was sentenced to 18 months.

# allowance - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'
# Allowance
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# Allowance

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Olympics 'when necessary'

Jul 1st 2021, 11:34 AM 1,406 Views 0 Comments

The clarification was welcomed by some athletes as a relief, but US football star Alex Morgan slammed organisers.

# allowance - Monday 19 August, 2019

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability
# Education
# Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Aug 19th 2019, 2:04 PM 24,461 Views 44 Comments

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

# allowance - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Oct 4th 2018, 4:25 PM 26,989 Views 75 Comments

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

# allowance - Monday 25 June, 2018

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,928 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# allowance - Monday 2 October, 2017

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'
# Column
# Column

'Journalists should expect the truth - the Dept of Public Expenditure has crossed a line'

Oct 2nd 2017, 3:45 PM 19,230 Views 34 Comments

Journalists are used to government departments stone-walling them but it’s rare for a department to lie, writes Ken Foxe.

# allowance - Monday 25 September, 2017

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance
# Shortchanged
# Shortchanged

Minister Regina Doherty will have to repay €16k chief whip allowance

Sep 25th 2017, 6:36 PM 23,827 Views 83 Comments

The allowance, paid to the current Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, was found to have “no legal basis”.

# allowance - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
# Local Government
# Local Government

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Jan 24th 2017, 12:52 PM 12,773 Views 47 Comments

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

# allowance - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Kidney Foundation not impressed with Irish Water 'honour system'
# Allowance
# Allowance

Kidney Foundation not impressed with Irish Water 'honour system'

Sep 25th 2014, 11:59 AM 11,336 Views 42 Comments

Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that the system is “probably the most progressive” of its kind in Europe.

# allowance - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

Jul 30th 2014, 11:44 AM 7,066 Views 55 Comments

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

# allowance - 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 10,771 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.

# allowance - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced
# Fiasco
# Fiasco

Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reduced

Jul 1st 2014, 5:43 PM 24,968 Views 82 Comments

However, Enda Kenny has insisted that “every child” will be free.

# allowance - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

Feb 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 12,782 Views 24 Comments

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

# allowance - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances
# Party Leaders' Allowance
# Party Leaders' Allowance

New law will abolish ministerial severance payments and cut politicians’ allowances

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:35 PM 17,925 Views 78 Comments

The government has published the Oireachtas Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Amendment Bill 2013 today which will deal with the controversial party leaders’ allowance.

# allowance - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

Jul 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 5,314 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

# allowance - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'
# Disability
# Disability

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

Jun 11th 2013, 6:40 PM 8,230 Views 17 Comments

It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.

# allowance - Friday 15 March, 2013

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June

Mar 15th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,698 Views 21 Comments

The HSE has written to all recipients of the allowance informing them of the final date of payment.

# allowance - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance

Oct 25th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,273 Views 14 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that the government will be seeking legal advice before it proceeds on acting on the “illegal” upper age limit for the allowance.

# allowance - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator
# Life Swap
# Life Swap

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Oct 20th 2012, 8:30 AM 10,098 Views 56 Comments

Single mother Andrea Galgey and Senator John Gilroy will see how the other side lives for a new project.

# allowance - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Rebekah Brooks 'received £7m pay-off'
# Rebekah Brooks
# Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks 'received £7m pay-off'

Oct 16th 2012, 11:40 AM 6,627 Views 18 Comments

Latest reports say that Brooks received the pay-off after she resigned from News International last year.

# allowance - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut
# Disability Allowance
# Disability Allowance

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

Oct 9th 2012, 3:03 PM 5,267 Views 26 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

# allowance - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Mick Wallace claim the Leader's Allowance?

Sep 11th 2012, 9:55 AM 8,498 Views 101 Comments

The Independent TD has defended his acceptance of the ‘Leader’s Allowance’, saying he will use it for research purposes.

# allowance - Monday 29 August, 2011

Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog

Aug 29th 2011, 7:00 AM 1,710 Views 12 Comments

Joan Burton was responding to criticism over a major backlog in processing applications for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance.

# allowance - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme
# Back To Education
# Back To Education

Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme

Aug 10th 2011, 4:58 PM 995 Views 16 Comments

Almost €200 million has been made available for the scheme, but the inability of applicants to apply for the student maintenance grant on top of the allowance is being criticised.