More than 34,000 people on the dole have never held down a job, according to new figures.
Despite the recent reforms to the social welfare system, some people are still actually “better off on the dole” than working in a minimum wage job.
Figures from the Department of Social Protection show that there are currently 34,521 people receiving jobseekers allowance who have never paid PRSI – which has to be paid in any legitimate job.
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