Myth of 'lavish' Social Welfare spending revisited

18/08/2009

The myth of Ireland's lavish Social Welfare rates refuses to go away - its latest proponent was Constantiv Gurdgiev on RTE's Prime Time. The myth has been debunked several times, most recently by Sli Eile here on PE. Click here to read Michael Taft's deconstruction of Gurdgiev's claims.

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