Varadkar seeks more services connecting Meath, Dublin West & Kildare with new Broombridge Luas service

31. 1. 2017

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection has asked Irish Rail and the National Transport Authority to consider running more train services between Meath, west Dublin and Kildare to […]

Varadkar welcomes 16% fall in number unemployed in last 12 months

31. 1. 2017

Unemployment dropped by 2,500 people every month since January 2016 Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed the latest CSO figures showing a further fall in unemployment to 7.1% […]

Varadkar congratulates staff & Gardaí on tackling sham marriages

25. 1. 2017

58% drop in marriages where both partners are non-Irish nationals Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has congratulated his staff and An Garda Síochána for making huge inroads in tackling […]

Varadkar announces details of 500 extra Rural Social Scheme places

23. 1. 2017

First increase in places since 2006 in scheme to support farmers, fishermen & local communities Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has announced details of where the 500 extra places […]

Minister Varadkar meets outstanding local Young Scientists

20. 1. 2017

Working Lone Parents to benefit from new measure that takes effect

5. 1. 2017

From today, 5 January, lone parents can earn more while retaining their full One-Parent Family or Jobseeker’s Transitional payment. The income disregards for the One Parent Family Payment and Jobseeker’s […]

Varadkar welcomes new fall in unemployment

4. 1. 2017

The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed the further fall in monthly unemployment shown in the CSO figures published today. According to the CSO figures, the number of […]

Varadkar sets out Social Protection priorities for 2017

2. 1. 2017

  Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has set out his priorities for 2017 including further reductions in unemployment and helping another 20,000 long-term unemployed back to work, the publication […]