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# dole - Friday 19 July, 2013

Bruton: Welcomes Action Plan for Jobs progress but people are still struggling
# Jobs
# Jobs

Bruton: Welcomes Action Plan for Jobs progress but people are still struggling

Jul 19th 2013, 11:53 AM 3,722 Views 44 Comments

Figures show that the unemployment rate has dropped below 14 per cent for the first time since 2010.

# dole - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012

Jun 6th 2013, 1:33 PM 8,689 Views 65 Comments

The department answered 8.4 million calls, allocated 154,000 PPS numbers and processed two million applications.

Same number of women but 700 fewer men sign on in May
# Live Register
# Live Register

Same number of women but 700 fewer men sign on in May

Jun 6th 2013, 1:00 PM 3,274 Views 18 Comments

The CSO figures show there were 421,737 people signing on the Live Register in May – an annual decrease of -2.6 per cent.

# dole - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,239 Views 160 Comments

Aoife O’Connor has gone to college, got good results, borrowed money to get more qualifications by doing a postgrad, but she still finds herself with no job. Here she asks why she can’t catch a break?

# dole - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Numbers on Live Register down by 2,200 in March
# Live Register
# Live Register

Numbers on Live Register down by 2,200 in March

Apr 4th 2013, 11:36 AM 4,325 Views 56 Comments

Unemployment stayed at 14.0 per cent last month with only a minor drop in the numbers signing on.

# dole - Friday 1 March, 2013

New figures on foreign nationals 'debunk migrant welfare myth'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New figures on foreign nationals 'debunk migrant welfare myth'

Mar 1st 2013, 3:41 PM 14,740 Views 78 Comments

The CSO report said that the decline in employment activity for foreign nationals has not resulted in a corresponding increase in social welfare activity.

# dole - Monday 18 February, 2013

Column: Unemployed people already feel they have no worth without being called ‘spongers’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Unemployed people already feel they have no worth without being called ‘spongers’

Feb 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,979 Views 123 Comments

The contemporary world values people in terms of what they do for a living, so what is that saying to the unemployed, asks Tom Boland.

# dole - Friday 11 January, 2013

Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 10,960 Views 133 Comments

Leaked bailout documents reveal new Department of Social Protection plans to get longstanding jobseekers back to work.

# dole - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent
# Jobs
# Jobs

Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent

Oct 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,992 Views 43 Comments

The Department of Jobs has said that its performance must relate to services delivered and not money spent as figures show it underspent by €85 million in the first three quarters of 2012.

# dole - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers
# Dole
# Dole

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers

Aug 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 17,331 Views 152 Comments

The Department of Social Protection recently introduced a measure to allow payments to be reduced by up to €44 a week for those refusing to take up job interviews, training, or employment offers.

# dole - Friday 24 August, 2012

Reform to self-employed PRSI contributions could be "too expensive"
# Self-employed
# Self-employed

Reform to self-employed PRSI contributions could be "too expensive"

Aug 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,567 Views 20 Comments

Despite earlier promises that PRSI contributions for self-employed people would be reformed, the Department of Social Protection says it would have “significant financial implications”.

# dole - Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

Jul 9th 2012, 1:45 PM 41 Views 64 Comments

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# dole - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI
# Benefits
# Benefits

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI

Jun 16th 2012, 10:04 AM 4,773 Views 64 Comments

The economic think-tank has revised the findings from a controversial working paper which it pulled earlier this week.

# dole - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Suggestions of government interference in ESRI paper withdrawal 'unfounded'
# ESRI
# ESRI

Suggestions of government interference in ESRI paper withdrawal 'unfounded'

Jun 13th 2012, 7:08 PM 5,149 Views 34 Comments

The Economic and Social Research Institute has issued another statement in relation to the controversial working paper which it withdrew yesterday.

# dole - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

ESRI paper which said many would be better off on dole withdrawn
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI paper which said many would be better off on dole withdrawn

Jun 12th 2012, 8:28 PM 7,424 Views 69 Comments

In an unprecedented step, the widely cited thinktank has withdrawn a working paper which said that as many as 44 per cent of people with children would be better off on the dole than working.

Many would be better off on the dole rather than working, says ESRI
# Welfare Or Work
# Welfare Or Work

Many would be better off on the dole rather than working, says ESRI

Jun 12th 2012, 11:38 AM 7,209 Views 77 Comments

15 per cent of people without children and 44 per cent of people with children would be better off not working given the high costs involved.

# dole - Monday 28 May, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.

May 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 981 Views 111 Comments

Paying rich and poor alike might sound counter-intuitive – but it could lay the foundation for a welfare system that works, writes Anne B Ryan.

# dole - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Unemployment remains at 14.3 per cent, as 4,000 off the Live Register
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment remains at 14.3 per cent, as 4,000 off the Live Register

May 2nd 2012, 11:04 AM 2,400 Views 44 Comments

The number of people on the Live Register fell by 4,000 last month, though unemployment remained at 14.3 per cent.

Eurozone unemployment reaches highest level in currency's history
# Jobs Crisis
# Jobs Crisis

Eurozone unemployment reaches highest level in currency's history

May 2nd 2012, 10:51 AM 1,464 Views 25 Comments

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the eurozone was 10.9 per cent in March – up by 1pc in twelve months.

# dole - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Column: Here’s what it’s like to be one of the long-term unemployed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s what it’s like to be one of the long-term unemployed

Mar 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 445 Views 93 Comments

Losing friends and juggling bills as your confidence ebbs away – politicians don’t understand the reality of joblessness, writes Alan McMenamin.

# dole - Friday 24 February, 2012

Column: Lost your job? Here’s what you need to do…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lost your job? Here’s what you need to do…

Feb 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 129 Views 47 Comments

Losing work leaves many people at a loss. Here John McGuire explains what to do when the news arrives – and why it may not be as bad as you think.

# dole - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Govt to launch plan to get people back to work
# Pathways To Work
# Pathways To Work

Govt to launch plan to get people back to work

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:25 AM 2,543 Views 26 Comments

Sustainable employment is the aim of the Government’s new Pathways to Work programme.

# dole - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Government "working day and night" to get people off the dole: Enda Kenny
# Moonlighting
# Moonlighting

Government "working day and night" to get people off the dole: Enda Kenny

Feb 4th 2012, 3:26 PM 4,436 Views 118 Comments

Speaking in Cork last night, the Taoiseach said the cabinet has launched “an internetional charm offensive” to improve the state’s reputation.

# dole - Thursday 2 February, 2012

'Magda' says Irish Independent story was 'completely not true'
# Magda
# Magda

'Magda' says Irish Independent story was 'completely not true'

Feb 2nd 2012, 10:18 AM 13,007 Views 93 Comments

The Polish woman at the centre of a controversial article which was mistranslated from a Polish newspaper has spoken out about her shock at the description of her life on the dole.

# dole - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Should unemployed people be given a date to be off the dole?
# Poll
# Poll

Should unemployed people be given a date to be off the dole?

Jan 24th 2012, 12:02 PM 13,275 Views 257 Comments

Minister Joan Burton will be introducing a ‘prediction of exit’ date for people on the Live Register, by which they must have found employment, reports say today. Do you think this is a good idea?

# dole - Monday 21 November, 2011

# dole - Thursday 13 October, 2011

# dole - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Latest figures show unemployment rose in July
# Employment
# Employment

Latest figures show unemployment rose in July

Aug 4th 2011, 11:47 AM 561 Views 6 Comments

The number of long-term unemployed on the Live Register now stands at 40.4 per cent.

# dole - Friday 29 July, 2011

Judge: Dole recipients should get food vouchers instead
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Judge: Dole recipients should get food vouchers instead

Jul 29th 2011, 8:30 AM 5,635 Views 53 Comments

Replacing payments with vouchers would prevent people on benefits spending them on “alcohol and drugs”, said the judge.

# dole - Monday 18 July, 2011

New rules mean 55 people have dole cut with more to come
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New rules mean 55 people have dole cut with more to come

Jul 18th 2011, 11:25 AM 2,133 Views 49 Comments

Joan Burton wants to target those for whom welfare is a “lifestyle choice”.

# dole - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Jun 1st 2011, 11:24 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

# dole - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD
# Stagnate
# Stagnate

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD

May 26th 2011, 8:33 AM 478 Views 0 Comments

The think tank has encouraged a cut in dole payments to the long-term unemployed, but says house prices will stop falling in 2012 and supports the Irish decision not to raise the corporate tax rate.

# dole - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

May 5th 2011, 12:01 PM 524 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

# dole - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Poll: Is it right to cut benefits for those who refuse work or training?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it right to cut benefits for those who refuse work or training?

Apr 24th 2011, 3:04 PM 4,555 Views 0 Comments

Joan Burton has proposed that dole claimants have their payments docked if they refuse training or offers of work but is it right to do this?

Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut
# Welfare
# Welfare

Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut

Apr 24th 2011, 2:50 PM 2,075 Views 0 Comments

The minister for social protection Joan Burton has said that she wants to get people back to work and off the cash-in-hand black market.

# dole - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

Mar 30th 2011, 2:52 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

1,100 more people were signing on March, up by almost 11,000 on the same time last year but down on September’s peak.

# dole - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme
# Teachers
# Teachers

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme

Nov 30th 2010, 10:23 AM 723 Views 0 Comments

Unemployed teachers and non-teachers could work for up to nine months for their dole payments under a new scheme.

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?

Nov 30th 2010, 9:24 AM 1,760 Views 0 Comments

Under a new scheme, schools will be able to hire unemployed teachers, graduates and non-graduates to work for free. So is it a great opportunity for them to build their cv, or exploitation?