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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 […]

Latest Live Register is clear sign economic recovery extending across Ireland – Varadkar

2. 3. 2017

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said the latest CSO live register figures indicate that unemployment is falling across Ireland, in all counties, and not just in the main […]

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 […]