Student PUPs cost state at least €20 million per month
Minister stands over granting of benefits to people in full-time education, but there are misgivings in government
Around 26,000 full-time students are receiving the pandemic unemployment payment at a cost of at least €20 million a month, according to new figures.
The full cost of paying the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) to students who used to have part time jobs could reach €260 million, given that the scheme set up last March is due to last until next April at least.
There are some misgivings in government about the wisdom of paying unemployment...
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Comment: Welcome to the era of ‘pandemic pump politics’
There are lobby groups looking to get their members moved into the high priority vaccination groups, even if some of them are far from the front line
Up to 130k survivors may be eligible for mother and baby homes redress
An average payment of €5,000 to each of the remaining survivors of the homes would cost €650 million
North’s ministers ‘vent frustration’ over South’s failure to share Dublin Airport passenger information
‘There are legal and data protection issues which must be addressed before a data sharing agreement can be established,’ according to officials in the Republic
Firms will be liable for health and safety rules at home under new remote working policy
Government to legislate to give employees the right to request to work from home as part of proposed national strategy