Budget 2015 – Back to Work Family Dividend

As part of Budget 2015  - a new  scheme called the Back to Work Family Dividend was announced. This is supposed to provide an incentive for long-term unemployed jobseekers with children to return to work by letting them ...
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Unemployed Numbers Down – But Why ?

The latest CSO press release on the quarterly Household Survey - highlights the fact that the number of unemployed people has fallen for the first time since 2005. They say that there were 324,500 persons unemployed in the ...
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Some Irish Workers Overpaid and Underworked ?

According to two reports this week - it looks like some workers in Ireland could be underworked and overpaid. The Central Bank of Ireland said in it's recent quarterly bulletin that pay remains high in both the public ...
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IMF Suggest Cuts to Welfare Benefits

The IMF has made some comments this week on the Irish economy in it's  "Article 4 Consultation" The IMF periodically has an in-depth discussion with each of its member countries about their economic policies. This exercise, known as ...
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Would Workers Be Better Off on The Dole in Ireland ?

There was a bit of controversy this week when the ESRI published a report (since withdrawn) about the Costs of Working In Ireland . The media picked out the best bits for their headlines - and announced that ...
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Getting Help With Mortgage Payments if You Are Unemployed

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about people in Ireland struggling to pay mortgages - especially those who have lost their jobs. It seems that many people are not aware of the extra help ...
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