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# dsp - Monday 27 August, 2018

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups
# Chilling Effect
# Chilling Effect

Department's decision to monitor social media sparks criticism from advocacy groups

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 27,143 Views 67 Comments

Social media monitoring is one three media monitoring contracts being advertised by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

# dsp - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare
# Fraud
# Fraud

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:51 PM 19,069 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.

# dsp - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit
# Cut Off
# Cut Off

Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit

Jul 12th 2015, 7:30 AM 17,438 Views 71 Comments

The parent’s benefit payments were stopped after a screw-up involving someone else’s PPS number.

# dsp - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...
# Grand Job
# Grand Job

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...

Apr 1st 2015, 2:35 PM 16,944 Views 95 Comments

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

# dsp - Monday 21 July, 2014

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years
# DSP
# DSP

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years

Jul 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 17,812 Views 25 Comments

No, you can’t have them. There were all returned to the Department.

# dsp - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:55 AM 7,757 Views 24 Comments

John Martin, who was behind the major OECD study published into Ireland’s pensions timebomb, says private pensions need to start sending regular letters out to people. Here’s why.

# dsp - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Poll: Is the new social welfare ID card a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the new social welfare ID card a good idea?

May 9th 2012, 10:28 AM 12,252 Views 102 Comments

The new Public Services Card is due to be rolled out nationwide this month in a bid to reduce social welfare fraud. But is it a good move?