John Mckeon

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Matt Carthy said the figures meant ‘it works out per those 22,000 jobs, at a cost of about €11,000 per job’.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s flagship activation scheme for the long-term unemployed was costing €11,000 per successful participant, the Public Accounts Committee(...)

The scarring effects of long-term unemployment in the 1980s and early 1990s were especially difficult to tackle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley Department of Finance figures published in a separate Government report on jobseeker projections and costs on Tuesday as part of the budget documentation showed that last year unemployment levels exceeded 19%. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Up to 400,000 people may be unemployed in the State at the end of the year, the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee has been told. The secretary general of(...)

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Robert Watt is expected to warn that ‘a delayed recovery in the economy, for example, could see a deficit of up to €30bn this year’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

For every euro the State is likely to raise in income tax this year it will pay out about €1.60 on social welfare, the Oireachtas committee on Covid-1(...)

John McKeon was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment, with the   final 18 months suspended.

A robber who attacked a defenceless shopkeeper with a claw hammer leaving him with “life changing” injuries has been jailed for 11 years. John McKeon(...)

The commission’s report on the Public Services Card contains eight adverse findings about the project, all of which Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said her department disagrees with

The cost of the public services card has risen to nearly €68 million, according to new information given to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC)(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Social Protection will on Tuesday afternoon publish the full investigation by the State’s data protection watchdog into the controve(...)

FotoNation has moved into the facial recognition and biometric technology field and the driver monitoring system is its latest innovation. Photograph: iStock

A system to monitor driver behaviour, a standards certification system for products which make claims in relation to allergens, and a programme to ena(...)

Dr John McKeon established the company in 2000 when working in a Dublin asthma and allergy clinic.

An Irish company is helping 60 million people in the US affected by asthma and allergies to live healthier, happier lives. The Dublin-based firm is li(...)

 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A privacy rights group has alleged a “grave breach” of data protection legislation by the Department of Social Protection following changes made to a (...)

Department of Social Protection recovered over €82 million in monies overpaid to claimants last year

The number of elderly people in Ireland claiming State pensions has risen by two-thirds in 20 years, according to the Department of Social Protection.(...)

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