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# Social Welfare

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Over 1,000 inspections carried out by Welfare to detect 'bogus self employment'
Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather
Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow
Mother-of-four who stole €100,000 in fraudulent social welfare payments sentenced to 10 months
Nearly 3,000 fuel allowance payments delayed after technical glitch
Christmas bonus to be paid to more than 1.2 million social welfare recipients this week
Election or no election, the Christmas bonus will still be paid next week
The Christmas bonus will be given at the start of December
Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail
Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents
All weekly social welfare payments to increase by a fiver from March
FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?
Six people were wrongly paid over €200,000 in social welfare
Man with intellectual disabilities loses control of income after spending money on dating sites
It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
Data Protection Commissioner calls for transparency over Public Services Card
Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
Social welfare issues made up almost half of queries to Citizens Information last year
Poll: Do you think all social welfare fraudsters should be named and shamed?
Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published
Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service
An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign
Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare
Writers and artists will now find it a lot easier to get social welfare
From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11
Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll
An Post agent who cheated pensioners out of their welfare with 'cock and bull story' avoids jail
Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments
Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters
Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
Poll: Would you report a social welfare cheat?
'Welfare cheats cheat us all': New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud
Thousands of families to lose out on money for childcare as Revenue can't give data to government
'Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did'
Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?
Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'
Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today
Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare