Social Protection

NEW GALWAY CITY INTREO CENTRE

12 November 2015

  The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D.  officially opened the new Intreo Centre in Galway city at Fairgreen road. This new office provides a full range of social welfare services that had previously been provided from five separate offices throughout the city. Now, customers, for the first time, have a single … Continue reading New Galway City Intreo Centre

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2015

4 November 2015

SECOND STAGE SPEECH DAIL ÉIREANN BY THE TÁNAISTE AND MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION JOAN BURTON T.D. 4th November 2015 I move that the Social Welfare Bill 2015 be read a second time. Budget 2016 is a carefully designed, responsible, interlocking Budget, where different pieces come together g to form the overall picture: A picture of … Continue reading SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2015

SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF TAX AND WELFARE CHANGES IN BUDGET 2016

4 November 2015

Households with children are biggest beneficiaries from Budget 2016 Social Impact Assessment of tax and welfare changes published by Tánaiste A new analysis of the Budget changes shows that households with children are the biggest beneficiaries from Budget 2016, in particular working lone parents. The Social Impact Assessment of the welfare and income tax measures … Continue reading Social Impact Assessment of Tax and Welfare Changes in Budget 2016

NEW DATABASE WILL HELP IMPROVE POLICY ANALYSIS

3 November 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015: Commenting on findings by the ESRI on the Department of Social Protection’s ‘Back to Education Allowance’ scheme, published today, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. said: “The research conducted by the ESRI was commissioned by the Department of Social Protection in order to help it analyse policy … Continue reading New Database Will Help Improve Policy Analysis

TÁNAISTE PUBLISHES SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2015

23 October 2015

Bill gives effect to Child Benefit, Pension and Carer’s Support Grant increases The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (Friday, 23 October 2015) published the Social Welfare Bill 2015 following approval by Government. The Bill will give effect to a number of social protection measures announced in Budget 2016 which … Continue reading TÁNAISTE PUBLISHES SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2015

PATHWAYS TO WORK

9 October 2015

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection addresses Consultation Forum to help develop next phase of Pathways to Work employment strategy A special Consultation Forum was held in Dublin Castle this morning (Friday, 9 October) to explore key issues and labour market priorities and develop policy actions to inform the new Pathways to Work 2016–2020 Strategy. … Continue reading Pathways to Work

TáNAISTE JOAN BURTON ENCOURAGES JOBSEEKERS TO ATTEND THE INTREO CAREERS FAIR

28 September 2015

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. today (Monday, 28th September 2015) encouraged jobseekers to attend the Intreo Careers Fair to meet with the many employers who are looking to fill opportunities across a wide range of jobs. This free-to-attend event takes place in the Printworks, Dublin Castle tomorrow from 10.00am to 4.00pm. … Continue reading Tánaiste Joan Burton encourages Jobseekers to attend the Intreo Careers Fair

NATIONAL JOBS WEEK

25 September 2015

28 September to 2 October 2015 Events include Jobs Fairs, Career Advice Workshops, networking events with employers and briefings for employers on the services offered by the Department of Social Protection During next week, which is designated National Jobs Week, every region in the country will be holding a series of events that will focus … Continue reading NATIONAL JOBS WEEK

JOBS WEEK 2015 – GIVING JOBSEEKERS AN EDGE

11 September 2015

Today Joan launched Jobs Week 2015, which will see hundreds of events nationwide to assist jobseekers and employers and strengthen Ireland’s jobs-led recovery. Jobs Week 2015 will take place from 28 September to 2 October. The Dublin flagship event will be the Intreo Careers Fair which will take place in The Printworks in Dublin Castle … Continue reading JOBS WEEK 2015 – GIVING JOBSEEKERS AN EDGE

JOAN AND LYDIA FOY MARK HISTORIC DAY FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

8 September 2015

Today marks a historic day for transgender rights in Ireland. With the Gender Recognition Act coming into force, it is now open to any transgender person to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate from the Department of Social Protection, and subsequently to obtain a new birth certificate which reflects their preferred gender. Joan invited Lydia Foy, Michael … Continue reading JOAN AND LYDIA FOY MARK HISTORIC DAY FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS