Barely a day goes by without a senior Government minister launching yet another national jobs plan that seeks to get people back to work. It’s easy(...)

Firstcom first served: Dan Silverlock at his new job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reports of Ireland’s unemployment level reaching its lowest level for more than three years has been greeted as further evidence that the economy is s(...)

Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed says there is a perception thatanybody who is unemployed is entitled to all benefits. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just 11 per cent of people on jobseekers’ allowance also receive rent supplement, the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) has stated.(...)