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Five Dublin West schools included in Govt’s summer works programme – Varadkar

3. 5. 2017

Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that five local schools will undergo improvement works over the summer months due to Government funding allocated by […]

Up to 250 children in Dublin West will automatically get medical cards under new rules – Varadkar

2. 5. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has hailed a breakthrough for around 250 children with disabilities in Dublin West who are now automatically entitled to medical cards. As from this […]

75% of self-employed favour opt-in system for extra PRSI benefits, survey shows – Varadkar

2. 5. 2017

• 4 out of 5 ranked self-employed long-term illness benefit as a top priority • Access to Invalidity Pension for self-employed starts later this year Tuesday, 2 May 2017: Three […]

Very few of us would hesitate to report a crime. The same approach should apply to the crime of welfare fraud.

30. 4. 2017

This article appeared in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday April 30th: Very few of us would hesitate to report a crime. The same approach should apply to the crime […]

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 […]