Social Protection

Total social welfare expenditure in 2013 amounted to €20.28 billion, a decrease of 2.4% over 2012. The expenditure in 2013 represented 32.5% of all day-to-day Government expenditure and was equivalent to...

Childrens’ Minister Charlie Flanagan and Tánaiste Joan Burton today announced that the afterschool childcare programme and the community employment childcare programme, will undergo...

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D., praised the determination and commitment of 46 young unemployed people from Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballymun, Swords, Donabate, Lusk...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., today (Friday, 4 July 2014) hosted the Department’s annual Pre-Budget Forum in the Conference Centre, Dublin Castle.  The Forum, moderated...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today welcomed the latest Live Register figures from the Central Statistics Office which show the unemployment rate continuing to fall...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., today (20th May 2014) welcomed the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor...

JobsPlus, the Department of Social Protection’s employer incentive scheme, has helped 2,115 long-term unemployed jobseekers return to work since its introduction last July...

EURES Ireland/ European Employment Service of the Department of Social Protection, together with the direct support of the European Commission, will hold an ICT...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has welcomed the publication today (16th April, 2014) of the ‘Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2012’...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D., today (Thursday 10th April 2014) presented certificates to 18 graduates of the Positive2Work programme...

 

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