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# pup - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# pup - Monday 19 October, 2020

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

244,153 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# pup - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve

The PUP is set to be cut again in February with the rate of payment due to be reduced from €250 to €203.

# pup - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

# pup - Monday 12 October, 2020

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000

228,858 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# pup - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

Call for PUP recipients under 25 to have higher rate of payment restored

More than 210,000 people received the payment for the week ending 3 October.

# pup - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# pup - Monday 28 September, 2020

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

# pup - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says

The Sinn Féin leader called for the government to reverse the reduction.

# pup - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Micheál Martin spoke to about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# pup - Thursday 17 September, 2020

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# pup - Monday 24 August, 2020

Kildare, Laois and Offaly see small increase in people availing of PUP

The number of those in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment nationwide has reduced to 232,400.

# pup - Monday 17 August, 2020

Almost 28,000 people have had their PUP stopped after failing to confirm they still needed it

Anybody who is eligible but did not confirm it can have the payment restored by re-applying online.

# pup - Monday 10 August, 2020

Minister reminds affected workers in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to avail of PUP and illness benefit

Heather Humphreys emphasised the income supports available to people impacted by regional restrictions.

# pup - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Less than one in 10 who appealed the cut in their Pandemic Unemployment Payment have had it restored

Around 10,000 people appealed after having their PUP reduced from €350 to €203 a week.

# pup - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Jobs market at 2016 levels as government tells PUP recipients to 'genuinely seek work'

Jobseekers will face tough competition with hundreds of thousands of people still out of work as a direct result of the pandemic.

# pup - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports

The approach taken by inspectors has prompted concern and criticism in recent days.

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports

The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.

# pup - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Department says 85 people who had their PUP stopped may be entitled to it

It comes after a review of 2,500 people who’ve had their payment stopped.

# pup - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Humphreys promises 'common sense approach' on whether people on PUP are 'genuinely seeking work'

The Dáil passed legislation this evening that gave the payment a legal basis and said that those in receipt of it must be “genuinely seeking” work.

Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'

The Department said that the vast majority of welfare payments that were ceased were to people who left the country “permanently”.

# pup - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

# pup - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Q&A: How the extended pandemic payment schemes will work

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

# pup - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge This puppy got braces on his teeth and it's the cutest thing ever Brace Yourself

# pup - Monday 28 September, 2015

This Dublin pub is sharing nightmare customer stories

The takeaway? People who work in pubs are SAINTS.

# pup - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

'Chance the dog has taught me there's nothing anybody can't do'

Take a break and look at this pup’s new life.

# pup - Friday 27 March, 2015

This pup disappeared in Galway... but turned up on the other side of Ireland

Bruno is back home again.

# pup - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Adorable Irish pup and parrot argue over valuable blanket space Polly Wanna Fight

Adorable Irish pup and parrot argue over valuable blanket space

A tense square-off indeed.

# pup - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Good samaritan dog refuses to leave friend's side after he was hit by a car Dog's Best Friend

Good samaritan dog refuses to leave friend's side after he was hit by a car

Careful now, this one will hit you right in your heart.

# pup - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Two puppies beaten and thrown over 10-foot wall in Portlaoise

The two eight-week-old pups had been abandoned behind the high wall for about four days, leaving them severely dehydrated.

# pup - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge In photos: Californian sea lion pup born at Dublin Zoo Zoo Baby This post contains images

In photos: Californian sea lion pup born at Dublin Zoo

The young pup was born on land without the ability to swim – but has been taking lessons from his mother.

# pup - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78 Gusty Spence This post contains videos

Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78

Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.