Budget 2022 in Ireland

After a year of high spending because of Covid – (an estimated €48 Billion extra) – It is still likely that that Budget 2022 will include a mixture of tax cuts , increased spending and some revenue-raising measures.By the end of 2021 , Irish public sector debt will stand at close to a quarter of […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2021

Over the Easter holidays, there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements. These Welfare Payments Easter 2021 dates have been confirmed by Social Welfare. Post Offices will be open until 1pm on Good Friday 2nd April 2021Post Offices will be closed on Saturday 3rd April and Easter Monday 5th April […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2019

In the first week of December 2019 the Christmas Bonus was paid to pensioners and long term welfare claimants . In the week beginning 16th December – there was a double payment for all weekly paid recipients – as explained below. All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Wednesday 25th […]
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Social Welfare Increases in Budget 2019

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2019 (October 2018) For information about the October 2019 Budget  see Budget 2020 Details Social Welfare Benefits : All weekly rates of working age benefits are also due to increase by €5 a week in the week beginning  25th March 2019 . Jobseekeers Allowance was increased on 20th March […]
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