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#Welfare

# welfare - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 8:26 PM 72,430 Views 34 Comments
  • There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
  • The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
  • The total package is worth €2.2 billion.

# welfare - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Employees who are forced to self-isolate due to monkeypox advised to apply for Illness Benefit
# Welfare
# Welfare

Employees who are forced to self-isolate due to monkeypox advised to apply for Illness Benefit

Aug 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,995 Views 6 Comments

Financial supports may available to those who contract the virus.

# welfare - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Ice skating raises minimum age from 15 to 17 following Valieva Olympic controversy
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Ice skating raises minimum age from 15 to 17 following Valieva Olympic controversy

Jun 7th 2022, 2:12 PM 4,486 Views 0 Comments

One hundred countries voted to support the measure, with only 16 opposed.

# welfare - Friday 15 October, 2021

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising

Oct 15th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,818 Views 20 Comments

The research into Tuesday’s budget was published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# welfare - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week
# Welfare
# Welfare

State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week

Oct 12th 2021, 2:48 PM 33,059 Views 26 Comments
  • This will bring the full State pension to €253.30 per week.
  • A €5 increase to the Fuel Allowance comes into effect from midnight.
  • The Living Alone Allowance will also increase by €3 per week.

# welfare - Monday 11 October, 2021

Number of people getting Covid PUP falls below 100,000 for the first time
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Number of people getting Covid PUP falls below 100,000 for the first time

Oct 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 13,202 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said that 97,130 people got a payment this week.

# welfare - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
From The42
# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,430 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

# welfare - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
# Welfare
# Welfare

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,895 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

# welfare - Monday 25 January, 2021

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Jan 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 21,450 Views 35 Comments

Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.

# welfare - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:06 PM 89,216 Views 10 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said applications would be processed “without delay”.

# welfare - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,225 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

# welfare - Saturday 1 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 22,712 Views 50 Comments

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

# welfare - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
# Welfare
# Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 100,235 Views 55 Comments

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

# welfare - Friday 28 February, 2020

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'
# Welfare
# Welfare

Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'

Feb 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,777 Views 71 Comments

UCD’s Welfare Officer said that students are coming to her office with sleeping bags.

# welfare - Friday 6 December, 2019

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
# National Review Panel
# National Review Panel

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Dec 6th 2019, 2:16 PM 44,179 Views 14 Comments

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

# welfare - Friday 28 June, 2019

Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí concerned for missing girl (16) last seen getting into grey BMW

Jun 28th 2019, 7:55 PM 41,034 Views 4 Comments

Elaine Sweeney was last seen getting into the grey BMW in Lucan.

# welfare - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced
# Parental Leave
# Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,440 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# welfare - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing 24-year-old man

Feb 14th 2019, 10:06 PM 27,606 Views 5 Comments

Conor Burke was last seen in the early hours of this morning at 1.45am in Galway City.

# welfare - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told
# Welfare
# Welfare

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told

Jan 17th 2018, 8:15 PM 34,936 Views 0 Comments

He is repaying €100 a week.

# welfare - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
# In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,730 Views 38 Comments

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# welfare - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,771 Views 59 Comments

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# welfare - 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 14,087 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 - Monday 7 August, 2017

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices
# Benefits
# Benefits

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices

Aug 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 72,585 Views 92 Comments

Details of complaints were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# welfare - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000
# Signing On
# Signing On

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000

Aug 3rd 2017, 5:30 PM 21,889 Views 112 Comments

There are currently over 11,000 young people in long-term unemployment.

# welfare - 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 26,364 Views 79 Comments

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

# welfare - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,169 Views 158 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# welfare - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,475 Views 4 Comments

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

# welfare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700
# Welfare
# Welfare

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700

May 31st 2017, 12:46 PM 103,030 Views 49 Comments

The incident was included as a case study in the Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2016.

# welfare - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

Every three months, the government will publish the names and addresses of welfare fraudsters

May 9th 2017, 4:23 PM 32,688 Views 138 Comments

The provision is included in the Social Welfare Bill 2017, which was published today.

# welfare - Monday 8 May, 2017

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'

May 8th 2017, 10:36 PM 23,321 Views 0 Comments

Carol Clarke claimed welfare payments under her sister’s name for 17 years.

# welfare - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families
# At Breaking Point
# At Breaking Point

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Apr 20th 2017, 4:42 PM 23,237 Views 103 Comments

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

# welfare - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

Apr 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,323 Views 0 Comments

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

# welfare - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care
# Court
# Court

'I don't want waiting lists': Judge rules 'with a heavy heart' for kids to remain in foster care

Apr 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,059 Views 0 Comments

The judge rejected an application to return the children home to their father.

# welfare - Monday 26 December, 2016

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement
# Help With Homelessness
# Help With Homelessness

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement

Dec 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 12,218 Views 38 Comments

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

# welfare - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March
# On The Up
# On The Up

Social welfare increases to be rolled out in March

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:50 AM 20,630 Views 54 Comments

The State pension, Jobseeker’s Allowance and One Parent Family Payment among payments to benefit from increase.

# welfare - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 58,826 Views 95 Comments

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# welfare - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,501 Views 142 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# welfare - Thursday 21 July, 2016

# welfare - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan
# Chilcot Report
# Chilcot Report

UK forces over-stretched and under pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan

Jul 6th 2016, 1:42 PM 7,858 Views 14 Comments

The report sets out the challenges faced by British troops.

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