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#Welfare

# welfare - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme
# Back To Education
# Back To Education

Welfare recipients encouraged to avail of Back to Education scheme

Aug 10th 2011, 4:58 PM 1,006 Views 16 Comments

Almost €200 million has been made available for the scheme, but the inability of applicants to apply for the student maintenance grant on top of the allowance is being criticised.

# welfare - Monday 25 July, 2011

Enda Kenny announces 'radical' changes to welfare
# Welfare
# Welfare

Enda Kenny announces 'radical' changes to welfare

Jul 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 3,777 Views 110 Comments

The Taoiseach also warned of further spending cuts, saying we can “no longer afford” certain services.

# welfare - Monday 18 July, 2011

New rules mean 55 people have dole cut with more to come
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New rules mean 55 people have dole cut with more to come

Jul 18th 2011, 11:25 AM 2,171 Views 49 Comments

Joan Burton wants to target those for whom welfare is a “lifestyle choice”.

# welfare - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it

Jul 6th 2011, 6:32 PM 35 Views 15 Comments

The manic pursuit of growth tipped Ireland into economic crisis. It’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration, argues sufficiency expert Anne B Ryan.

# welfare - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil
# Welfare
# Welfare

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

Jun 16th 2011, 3:49 PM 566 Views 7 Comments

The age at which a worker is entitled to a State pension will rise to 68 by 2028.

# welfare - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Column: What can you do when you're trapped on a council estate?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What can you do when you're trapped on a council estate?

Jun 9th 2011, 9:57 AM 7,252 Views 21 Comments

Drugs, violence, no sense of community and nowhere to turn – social housing can be a heartbreaking place for a mother bringing up kids, writes Lisa McInerney.

# welfare - Saturday 14 May, 2011

# welfare - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut
# Welfare
# Welfare

Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut

Apr 24th 2011, 2:50 PM 2,082 Views 0 Comments

The minister for social protection Joan Burton has said that she wants to get people back to work and off the cash-in-hand black market.

# welfare - Sunday 3 October, 2010

O'Keeffe says he 'won't wear the Budget if there are cuts'
# Ned O'Keeffe
# Ned O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe says he 'won't wear the Budget if there are cuts'

Oct 3rd 2010, 2:02 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

Ned O’Keeffe says he could withdraw support for government, and that he and other TDs “won’t wear the Budget if there are cuts” in welfare payments.