Reduced prescription charges for older people in west Dublin – Varadkar

28. 2. 2017

Local TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that medical card holders aged 70 and over in west Dublin can now avail of reduced prescription charges, and […]

Minister Varadkar asks officials to consider more ambitious unemployment targets

28. 2. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is considering setting more ambitious unemployment targets after the latest figures from the CSO showed a further significant fall in unemployment in the last […]

New information campaign launched to build on impact of Abhaile mortgage arrears service

27. 2. 2017

A new national information campaign to reach out to homeowners in mortgage arrears has gone live, designed to further raise awareness of the highly effective Abhaile advice service. To date […]

Varadkar urges people on welfare to consider starting their own business using State support

24. 2. 2017

Review shows Back to Work Enterprise Allowance is highly effective in moving people from welfare to work Now much easier to get on scheme for many one parent families, people […]

Unemployment drops to lowest level in 8 years as jobs growth continues to soar – Varadkar

21. 2. 2017

New figures showing unemployment at its lowest level since 2008 have been welcomed by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar who has pledged to drive further progress in this area […]

Varadkar announces €8M Hansfield social housing project

16. 2. 2017

Fingal County Council to purchase 36 units   Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that 36 new social housing units will become available in […]

Choice is between those who want to go back and those who look to future

14. 2. 2017

Here’s an article I wrote which was published in the Sunday Independent on Sunday February 12th. You can also read it online here:   Stephen Donnelly is an intelligent and articulate […]

Statement by Minister Varadkar on HP Inc

8. 2. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has expressed his shock at the announcement from HP Inc, and confirmed that officials in his Department are available to brief staff on State […]

Varadkar reforms PRSI to make it easier to take a career break without losing your State pension

6. 2. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has reformed the PRSI system to make it easier to take a career break without losing your State pension entitlements. The reforms also benefit […]

Ireland became a more equal and prosperous place in 2015 according to new CSO figures – Varadkar

1. 2. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed the new Survey on Income & Living Conditions from the CSO which shows improvements in living conditions and tackling poverty. “I welcome […]