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Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare

A Fine Gael councillor has been accused of engaging in “dog whistle” politics after it was reported locally that he made comments  suggesting an influx of Eastern Europeans see Ireland as an easy target to claim social welfare benefits. Stephen … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers insulted by allowance increase

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoever” of the lives of those dependent on it, asylum seekers and several groups representing them have said. … Continue reading

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Immigrant rights organisations say ruling is ‘unqualified good news’

Immigrant Council says work ban impacts on self-esteem, mental health and on children. A ruling by the Supreme Court that a ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional has been hailed as “unqualified good news” by immigrant rights organisations. On … Continue reading

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Ban on asylum seekers seeking employment unconstitutional, says Supreme Court

A Burmese man who spent eight years in direct provision has unanimously won his Supreme Court appeal over the legal ban preventing him from working. In a significant decision, the seven judge Supreme Court today unanimously found in favour of … Continue reading

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Ireland is paying millions in child benefit to families in other countries

The amount of money Ireland pays out in child welfare benefits to families in other European countries has been revealed. According to figures obtained by the Sunday Independent, almost €40 million has been forked out over the past three years. … Continue reading

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Judge rejects Roma immigrant’s claim social welfare benefits criteria breach EU law

A Romanian mother of two has lost her High Court action alleging the Department of Social Protection’s grounds for refusing to pay her various welfare benefits, including child benefit, breach EU law. The woman came here in 2008 and said … Continue reading

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Kosovan woman avoids jail for €30k welfare fraud

A woman has been spared a jail sentence for unlawfully getting almost €30,000 in disability allowance payments while she lived in Australia for two years. Marije Nika (49) a Kosovar refugee with an address at Cardy Rock Square, Balbriggan, Co. … Continue reading

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