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Blanch Brass Band awarded €3,000+ for new equipment – Varadkar

26. 4. 2017

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said he is thrilled that the Blanchardstown Brass Band has been awarded more than €3,000 for new equipment. “The […]

Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All

18. 4. 2017

Varadkar calls on public to report welfare fraud at launch of hard-hitting campaign Public’s engagement vital in supporting Department’s efforts to tackle fraud and abuse Anti-fraud and control measures in […]

Varadkar to protect future of employment schemes

7. 4. 2017

  • Minister affirms his commitment to community employment schemes by widening the range of people who can take part • Govt secures social benefits of schemes like CE, Tús […]

Varadkar announces significant measures to help People with Disabilities get into employment

6. 4. 2017

Free Travel Pass for 5 Years and Fast Track Return to Disability Payments Trained Case Officer Support at Intreo Centres Today, 6th April 2017, Minister Varadkar, Minister Harris and Minister […]

Varadkar welcomes latest fall in unemployment

4. 4. 2017

Social Protection Minister, Leo Varadkar has welcomed the latest fall in unemployment which has dropped to 6.4% for March 2017, a reduction of almost two full percentage points in the […]

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 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 […]