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43,375 on Dole have never worked a single day.


eoghanacht

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Wow, we finally have a figure.

This is going to ruin any future 'It's the Unemployed fault' threads.

What do to? Incremental reduction of their payments if they continually fail to seek gainful employment.
 

ruserious

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Simple, make the leaving cert purely about finding a job and giving you early skills in your preferred area and anyone with academic brilliance can go on to college through schemes.
 

Ulster-Lad

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Analyzer

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Yeah fine....there are many people on the Dole who never did an actual days work...


....but do they cost as much individually as the members of the Seanad ?
 
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thegregster

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One in seven people on the dole has never worked a single day - Independent.ie

that's just over 14% of the unemployed, a huge amount of people.

the question is what to do with these people?

the time to do something was during the boom of course.

if they haven't worked by now they are probably unemployable,

so they will never work again.

Welcome to Europe. Their are millions of young people who have never worked. The crisis is already 4-5 years old.

Before you know it ten years will have passed. Europe will have a generation of 30 year old who will have never worked.

Well done the Eurozone.
 

Kitty O'Shea

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How can those people avail of Job Seekers Benefit if no PRSI contributions have been made?
 

Ulster-Lad

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SilverSpurs

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How can those people avail of Job Seekers Benefit if no PRSI contributions have been made?
You get onto Jobseekers Allowance and Communty Welfare handouts.
 

Kitty O'Shea

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They can't so they must be on some other benefit.

The article in the newspaper clearly indicates that those people are on JSB, I am wondering how this can be the case if they have never worked.
 

wishywashy

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The OP states they have "never worked a single day".

How can they "work again" when they have never worked?


They have never worked a single day officially. that's not to say they have never worked though,nod nod,wink,wink.
 

irish_bob

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How can those people avail of Job Seekers Benefit if no PRSI contributions have been made?
how can pensioners receive 219 per week if no PRSI contributions have been made ?

the universality of our welfare system is its main problem
 

stopdoingstuff

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I want to be on welfare,work, and be registered to vote in two constituencies. For me that is the holy trinity of deviant ambition.
 

niall78

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Which people? Which employers?
Sub-normal people. Not officially handicapped but barely able to keep themselves alive let alone work. You'll find them in every town, city and agricultural area in the country. Usually have major problems even communicating with other people and are functionally illiterate. Do work for SVDP, meals on wheels, etc and you'll meet lots of them.
 

im axeled

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members of its our culture boss would make a massive hole in the numbers.
 
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