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#Social Welfare Fraud

# social-welfare-fraud - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud

May 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 60,547 Views 0 Comments

The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Poll: Would you report a social welfare cheat?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you report a social welfare cheat?

Apr 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 37,676 Views 127 Comments

Leo Varadkar is launching a new ad campaign to encourage members of the public to report social welfare fraudsters.

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by €420 million over six years
# Overspend
# Overspend

Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by €420 million over six years

Jan 18th 2017, 1:05 PM 27,534 Views 124 Comments

Minister Leo Varadkar said he was looking at strengthening laws relating to welfare fraud.

# social-welfare-fraud - Friday 11 November, 2016

Man with 153 convictions jailed for trying to steal large sum of money from man who cashed cheque
# Courts
# Courts

Man with 153 convictions jailed for trying to steal large sum of money from man who cashed cheque

Nov 11th 2016, 6:15 AM 21,394 Views 44 Comments

44-year-old Michael Cawley received a two-year sentence. He has 120 convictions related to a six-year ongoing social welfare fraud.

# social-welfare-fraud - Thursday 2 June, 2016

82-year-old used dead woman's identity to claim €200,000 in welfare
# 30 Years
# 30 Years

82-year-old used dead woman's identity to claim €200,000 in welfare

Jun 2nd 2016, 4:55 PM 36,503 Views 92 Comments

Mary Cullen had been using her partner’s deceased ex-wife’s identity to claim the payments since 1987.

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,642 Views 138 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# social-welfare-fraud - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,107 Views 84 Comments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats
# Special Investigation Unit
# Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

Dec 9th 2014, 1:56 PM 23,716 Views 80 Comments

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# social-welfare-fraud - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

Jan 19th 2013, 1:23 PM 12,265 Views 60 Comments

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.

# social-welfare-fraud - Monday 30 July, 2012

Man due in court in Social Welfare fraud investigation
# Courts
# Courts

Man due in court in Social Welfare fraud investigation

Jul 30th 2012, 11:08 AM 6,235 Views 5 Comments

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Cowen: 'Strained finances' the cause of rise in social welfare fraud reporting
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Cowen: 'Strained finances' the cause of rise in social welfare fraud reporting

Dec 28th 2011, 4:39 PM 6,299 Views 150 Comments

Figures have shown a huge rise in the number of anonymous tip-offs of suspected social welfare fraud in 2011.

# social-welfare-fraud - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Dec 10th 2011, 8:45 AM 3,120 Views 11 Comments

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist

Nov 15th 2011, 8:30 PM 112 Views 66 Comments

The Government trumpets the figure of €600million as a potential saving from social welfare fraud. Just one problem – the real figure is €26million, writes Michael Taft.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

Oct 18th 2011, 2:58 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.