Tagged with: social welfare


Who will pay more and who will be protected in Budget 2012

Sinéad Pentony 25/11/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Budget season is well and truly underway and the slow drip feed of information and kite flying continues. The broad thrust of the fiscal adjustment is presented as a fait acompli – ‘we have no choice’ but to continue on the long hard road of austerity, with those least able to absorb reductions in income and access to …



A life of luxury on the dole

Michael Taft 15/03/2011

Michael Taft: Every now and then we get an outbreak of misinformed commentary and calculations on the income relationship between work and social …

A new emergency Budget

Michael Taft 26/01/2011

Michael Taft: Whatever about the disputes over facilitating the passage of the Finance Bill, what people want to know is what parties are going to do …

View from the front line: impacts of cuts to community employment

04/11/2010

Guest post by Dr Rory Hearne In an effort to highlight what are the potential real human and economic impacts of some of the proposed December budget …

Guest post by Dr Pauline Conroy: Welfare for work

Pauline Conroy 03/09/2010

Pauline Conroy: The proposal that 10,000 unemployed people will be offered 19.5 hours of social or environmentally useful work a week is an answer to …

Why do we pay people social welfare?

Nat O'Connor 30/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: We pay people social welfare because, in a democracy, every participant is entitled to a minimum share of our national wealth to …

Budget 2010: landlords 1, SW recipients nil

16/12/2009

in 2010, the savings made by cutting Social Welfare will be almost exactly the same as the spend on tax breaks for landlords (SW saving = €809 …

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