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#Christmas Bonus

# christmas-bonus - Last year 2021

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week

Dec 1st 2021, 10:18 AM 42,660 Views 58 Comments

The cost of this year’s Christmas payment will be €313 million.

# christmas-bonus - All time

Over 1.6 million to get Christmas Bonus this week, as those receiving Covid PUP drops slightly
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Over 1.6 million to get Christmas Bonus this week, as those receiving Covid PUP drops slightly

Dec 7th 2020, 9:45 PM 36,022 Views 56 Comments

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be available until March of next year.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today
# Money Owed
# Money Owed

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today

Dec 1st 2020, 12:43 PM 25,467 Views 22 Comments

Some cases progressed more slowly due to their complexity and due to inadequate or inaccurate information provided.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,148 Views 55 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

Nov 21st 2019, 12:17 PM 68,955 Views 170 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:10 PM 21,059 Views 85 Comments

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments

Oct 9th 2018, 2:02 PM 52,220 Views 53 Comments

The Christmas bonus will be fully restored for the first time since the economic downturn.

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

Sep 25th 2018, 2:29 PM 32,049 Views 72 Comments

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

Christmas bonus to be paid to more than 1.2 million social welfare recipients this week
# Extra Extra
# Extra Extra

Christmas bonus to be paid to more than 1.2 million social welfare recipients this week

Nov 27th 2017, 8:03 AM 52,780 Views 202 Comments

Abolished in 2009, the Christmas bonus was partially restored by the then Tánaiste Joan Burton in 2014 and has increased to the current 85%.

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week
# Thank Christ
# Thank Christ

Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week

Nov 24th 2017, 12:12 PM 30,455 Views 92 Comments

But the Social Protection minister says that other changes to social welfare payments are “in limbo”.

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Nov 17th 2017, 5:12 PM 19,368 Views 62 Comments

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December

Oct 10th 2017, 7:48 PM 67,622 Views 86 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus is €219 million.

Social welfare Christmas bonus for 1.2 million people to be paid this week
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Social welfare Christmas bonus for 1.2 million people to be paid this week

Nov 28th 2016, 8:30 AM 41,502 Views 150 Comments

This year’s bonus will be 85% of a welfare recipient’s weekly payment.

Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus
# Extra Money
# Extra Money

Varadkar confirms details around this year's welfare Christmas bonus

Oct 20th 2016, 9:49 PM 27,451 Views 73 Comments

Some 1.2 million people will receive the extra money.

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

Enda Kenny won't say if the social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid this December

Sep 28th 2016, 4:09 PM 22,690 Views 92 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the matter is being discussed ahead of October’s Budget.

Do you really need your bosses to prove how much they love you?
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Do you really need your bosses to prove how much they love you?

Dec 20th 2015, 8:45 AM 677 Views 41 Comments

There’s a problem with work relationships. We nurture them and expect them to be like our personal ones. But they’re not and can never be, writes Karen Frampton.

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 44,500 Views 121 Comments

It has been increased by 75% this year.

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year
# Promises
# Promises

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 AM 40,173 Views 138 Comments

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

Tesco will axe Christmas bonuses for thousands of Irish staff this year
# Bah Humbug
# Bah Humbug

Tesco will axe Christmas bonuses for thousands of Irish staff this year

May 29th 2015, 3:13 PM 26,617 Views 89 Comments

The grocery giant has decided to play the Grinch with its workers.

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Dec 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 13,154 Views 4 Comments

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

Dec 3rd 2014, 4:29 PM 16,733 Views 183 Comments

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week

Nov 30th 2014, 4:28 PM 65,847 Views 252 Comments

Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Oct 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,173 Views 28 Comments

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month's Budget?
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month's Budget?

Sep 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 25,542 Views 181 Comments

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

'The money is not there': Taoiseach rules out restoration of Christmas bonus
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'The money is not there': Taoiseach rules out restoration of Christmas bonus

Dec 11th 2013, 12:56 PM 13,546 Views 95 Comments

Enda Kenny was described as ‘Scrooge’ in the Dáil chamber this afternoon.

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

Dec 4th 2013, 1:00 PM 142 Views 105 Comments

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

Good news for Poirot fans: ITV 2, 3 and 4 are back on UPC
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Good news for Poirot fans: ITV 2, 3 and 4 are back on UPC

Dec 22nd 2011, 1:09 PM 3,080 Views 18 Comments

Good news for The Only Way is Essex fans too…

Poll: Should bankers get their bonuses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should bankers get their bonuses?

Dec 9th 2010, 9:25 AM 1,575 Views 0 Comments

Up to 2,400 staff in AIB are set to benefit from €40 million in bonuses. Is this only fair, or is too much of a kick in the teeth to taxpayers? Let us know what you think.