Welfare recipients lose dole for failing to comply with job offers


Nearly 900 welfare recipients have had their dole cut by up to 44 euros a week for refusing to take up job or training offers.

The Irish Times reports that the number of people penalised under the measure introduced last year has climbed significantly over the past year.

The reduced dole rate is seen by welfare officials as a last resort after a period of non-engagement by recipients.

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