Minister Varadkar extends Treatment Benefits to 450,000 self-employed

31. 3. 2017

First time that self-employed can get free dental & optical exams through PRSI Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has this week extended the Treatment Benefit scheme to some 450,000 […]

I have always felt that the self-employed deserve more protection

30. 3. 2017

You can read my article about new benefits for the self-employed, including farmers, in this week’s Farmer’s Journal: They say that most Dubs are only one or two generations from […]

Varadkar & Bruton announce €3M expansion of school meals programme

27. 3. 2017

Up to 245 new schools & 47,000 extra children to benefit from this year Monday, 27 March 2017: Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar & Minister for Education & Skills […]

Varadkar marks Mother’s Day by calling on more employers to offer better maternity packages

26. 3. 2017

·         Maternity Benefit rises to €235 per week – more than €1,000 a month ·         Govt encourages mothers to use MyWelfare.ie to apply on-line Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar […]

My plans to reform PRSI

25. 3. 2017

Taxes should be low, simple and fair. In Ireland, this principle is broadly accepted when it comes to taxing corporate profits, but not when it comes to personal taxation. Why […]

Varadkar & Donohoe launch MyGovID – a safe secure online identity for government services in Ireland

24. 3. 2017

Revenue’s “myAccount” and Social Protection’s “MyWelfare” online services now available- further services planned Thursday, 23rd March 2017: Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, […]

Varadkar renews €52M social welfare contract with An Post

24. 3. 2017

  An Post processed 35 million social welfare payments in 2016 Thursday, 23 March, 2017: Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has today renewed his Department’s contract with An Post […]

Varadkar renews €52M social welfare contract with An Post

23. 3. 2017

An Post processed 35 million social welfare payments in 2016 Thursday, 23 March, 2017: Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has today renewed his Department’s contract with An Post to […]

Over 1.3 million people to get Budget 2017 increase in pension & welfare payments from this week – Varadkar

6. 3. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the new rate of pensions and weekly social welfare increases announced in Budget 2017 will start to come into effect from […]

Plans for new Children’s Hospital satellite centre at Connolly unveiled

2. 3. 2017

  Local TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar visited Connolly Hospital today to view a 3D model of the planned Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centre which is […]