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#Welfare Cheats

# welfare-cheats - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign
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# PAC

Committee raises stigmatisation concerns over the use of 'welfare cheats' term in department campaign

Mar 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 15,095 Views 70 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee also raised concerns about the use of “fraud” in department material.

# welfare-cheats - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
# Changing Tack
# Changing Tack

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

Dec 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,825 Views 99 Comments

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

# welfare-cheats - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud
# Metiria Turei
# Metiria Turei

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud

Aug 9th 2017, 2:50 PM 14,071 Views 12 Comments

Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.

# welfare-cheats - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published
# Benefit Fraud
# Benefit Fraud

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

Jul 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 20,955 Views 72 Comments

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# welfare-cheats - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign
# Cheat Us All
# Cheat Us All

Dept had concerns over calling people 'cheats' in controversial welfare ad campaign

Jun 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,340 Views 79 Comments

Newly-released FOI documents show that the Department had considered changing the title to something less forceful.

# welfare-cheats - Sunday 18 June, 2017

FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the government really save €500 million due to reported welfare fraud last year?

Jun 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 53,913 Views 75 Comments

No. No it didn’t.

# welfare-cheats - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll
# Welfare Cheats
# Welfare Cheats

Most people support Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud campaign - poll

May 31st 2017, 6:01 AM 20,432 Views 72 Comments

Former social welfare inspector Bernadette Gorman called Varadkar’s latest policy a “solo run” and “hate campaign”.

# welfare-cheats - Friday 5 May, 2017

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
# Welfare Cheats
# Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

May 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,794 Views 81 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.