Wednesday June 3, 2020

Gloom on the dole queues

As the number of axed jobs continues to rise, The Sunday Business Post visited Apollo House on Tara Street, one of Dublin city’s largest social welfare offices, to get a snapshot of the unemployed in 2009.

24th January, 2009

It was early Wednesday afternoon and the steady stream of jobseekers that filtered through the doors of Apollo House soon grew into a lengthy queue of serious faces, waiting to have their paperwork and dole applications processed by officials. A mix of nationalities and ages congregated in the colourless office -most were educated, well-kept and well-spoken.

One of these was 29-year-old Julie Passi, who had worked as sales manager for a budding Irish fashion label...

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