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#Public Services Card

# public-services-ccard - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

Jun 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 48,927 Views 56 Comments

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on
# Driving In Circles
# Driving In Circles

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

May 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 26,577 Views 51 Comments

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

# public-services-ccard - Monday 2 April, 2018

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later
# Battle Of Wills
# Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 40,295 Views 64 Comments

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 1 April, 2018

TDs and senators face Leinster House lockout unless they get Public Services Card
# PSC Gone Mad
# PSC Gone Mad

TDs and senators face Leinster House lockout unless they get Public Services Card

Apr 1st 2018, 8:30 AM 52,621 Views 50 Comments

PSC scanners have been fitted to doors of Dáil and Seanad chamber, the Dáil bar and canteen.

# public-services-ccard - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 27th 2018, 4:55 PM 7,394 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together
# Tmi
# Tmi

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together

Mar 18th 2018, 10:00 PM 109,625 Views 221 Comments

Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two
# Love Me Tender
# Love Me Tender

Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

Feb 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 14,839 Views 73 Comments

The PSC project shows no signs of slowing despite concerns over the card’s legality and its compliance with the forthcoming EU data protection regulation.

# public-services-ccard - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC
# The Third Degree
# The Third Degree

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

Feb 22nd 2018, 3:23 PM 27,524 Views 69 Comments

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

# public-services-ccard - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April
# Feature Creep
# Feature Creep

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Feb 20th 2018, 10:31 AM 91,998 Views 240 Comments

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

Feb 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 24,215 Views 43 Comments

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

Feb 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,358 Views 54 Comments

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status
# PSC
# PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

Jan 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 60,834 Views 108 Comments

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,631 Views 43 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 17 December, 2017

There were fears the PSC would become a “de facto” national ID card from the very outset
# Mandatory Not Compulsory
# Mandatory Not Compulsory

There were fears the PSC would become a “de facto” national ID card from the very outset

Dec 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 34,486 Views 103 Comments

Eight years ago, the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) asked why the card needed to contain so much information and how they worried it would end up being demanded for all sorts of public services.

# public-services-ccard - Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted
# Singled Out
# Singled Out

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

Nov 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 88,946 Views 106 Comments

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused
# Misinformationfest
# Misinformationfest

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Nov 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 43,925 Views 112 Comments

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'
# Tangled Up In Red
# Tangled Up In Red

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 29,751 Views 72 Comments

It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.

# public-services-ccard - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC
# Sneaky Fashion
# Sneaky Fashion

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

Oct 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 39,452 Views 88 Comments

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# public-services-ccard - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card
# Bad Idea
# Bad Idea

'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card

Oct 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 67,391 Views 67 Comments

A public meeting on the Public Services Card yesterday heard that the more data protection in Ireland changes, the more it stays the same.

# public-services-ccard - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?
# PSC
# PSC

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?

Sep 5th 2017, 6:54 PM 11,766 Views 76 Comments

Earlier this afternoon Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr had a frank exchange of views on the issue at TheJournal.ie HQ.

# public-services-ccard - Monday 4 September, 2017

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you
# Facebook Live
# Facebook Live

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you

Sep 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 13,221 Views 172 Comments

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear what you have to say on the subject.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
# Wherefore Art Thou
# Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 21,436 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Australia expands welfare card scheme that limits addicts' spending
# Goldfields
# Goldfields

Australia expands welfare card scheme that limits addicts' spending

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:15 AM 20,393 Views 64 Comments

Critics have called the idea an “attempt to manage the money and hence lives of people living below or near the poverty line”.

# public-services-ccard - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

Aug 31st 2017, 12:03 PM 11,784 Views 137 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

A row about ID cards lasted years and cost the UK billions. Then Theresa May scrapped them
# Identity Crisis
# Identity Crisis

A row about ID cards lasted years and cost the UK billions. Then Theresa May scrapped them

Aug 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 12,424 Views 120 Comments

Critics labelled it as an attempt to bring in a compulsory ID system ‘by stealth’. That argument may sound familiar…

# public-services-ccard - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card

Aug 30th 2017, 8:45 PM 28,380 Views 147 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty earlier said the card will “give an improved, enhanced and effective service”.

Poll: Are you happy to give your data for a Public Services Card?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Are you happy to give your data for a Public Services Card?

Aug 30th 2017, 9:23 AM 45,426 Views 202 Comments

Are you happy to go through a face-to-face registration to get a card?

Hospitals, schools, jobs? Why the government's 'end goal' is for every adult to have a Public Services Card
# Identity
# Identity

Hospitals, schools, jobs? Why the government's 'end goal' is for every adult to have a Public Services Card

Aug 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 27,148 Views 116 Comments

Stories of people denied services for not having the Public Services Card have made the news. Here’s what you need to know about it.

# public-services-ccard - Friday 25 August, 2017

Minister says Public Services Card is 'not compulsory but is mandatory for services'
# Flexible Friend
# Flexible Friend

Minister says Public Services Card is 'not compulsory but is mandatory for services'

Aug 25th 2017, 1:06 PM 34,442 Views 201 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty says the card is mandatory for her department’s services.

# public-services-ccard - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with the rollout of the Public Services Card?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the rollout of the Public Services Card?

Jul 16th 2017, 9:58 AM 38,169 Views 166 Comments

Experts have accused the Government of attempting to introduce a national identity card “by stealth”.

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Jul 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 148,845 Views 157 Comments

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

# public-services-ccard - Monday 22 May, 2017

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

May 22nd 2017, 2:38 PM 64,051 Views 119 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

# public-services-ccard - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Applying for a passport? New measures to combat identity theft are being introduced
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Applying for a passport? New measures to combat identity theft are being introduced

Mar 10th 2016, 1:47 PM 36,286 Views 43 Comments

New measures by the Passport Service of Ireland will be introduced at the end of the month.

# public-services-ccard - Friday 23 May, 2014

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today
# Mark Your Card
# Mark Your Card

Countdown's over (finally), here's what you need to vote today

May 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 11,697 Views 96 Comments

You don’t need a polling card, but might need some ID.

# public-services-ccard - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants
# ID Cards
# ID Cards

Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants

Jul 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 20,128 Views 82 Comments

The card aims to provide public service providers with a verification of an individual’s identity, particularly those collecting social welfare payments and using the Free Travel Pass.

# public-services-ccard - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Facial recognition on the way for social welfare claimants
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Facial recognition on the way for social welfare claimants

Dec 29th 2012, 7:30 PM 28,195 Views 284 Comments

The rollout of a new Public Services Card will mean new technology to ensure claimants are who they claim to be.

# public-services-ccard - Friday 21 September, 2012

Welfare payments will NOT be linked to Household Charge, says department
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Welfare payments will NOT be linked to Household Charge, says department

Sep 21st 2012, 12:49 PM 5,235 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has assured the public that it won’t ask for proof of payment before issuing benefits.

# public-services-ccard - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

May 9th 2012, 8:28 AM 4,478 Views 10 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: 1,000 more internships on JobBridge, the underwear bomber turns out to be a double agent, and all the details on the new social welfare ID card…

# public-services-ccard - Thursday 6 October, 2011

New social welfare identity cards to be issued next week
# Identity Cards
# Identity Cards

New social welfare identity cards to be issued next week

Oct 6th 2011, 10:54 AM 5,387 Views 20 Comments

Dept of Social Protection says new cards will combat fraud by making it harder for people to use false identities to claim payments.