Analysis: Government’s new pathways to work strategy suggests a move towards a European-style welfare system

It is tempting for people to be cynical about employment initiatives, but many of the targets in previous strategies were achieved

Heather Humphreys, the Minister for Social Protection, was at pains to differentiate the government’s new Pathways to Work from the Jobbridge work placement scheme that was in place during the last downturn. Picture: Rollingnews.ie