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Putting the cat back into the bag — 7 Comments

  1. I read this Non Report & the media coverage of same & was particularly struck by
    “A childless worker would need €7,000 a year to cover expenses such as lunches and commuting – working out at €140 per week.That cost would rise to €9,000 for those with young children.”

    I pay over €9,000pa in Childcare alone & this is only for 3 days a week, my next door neighbour will pay over €26,000 for childcare this year, this is before any other transport or work related costs are factored in, so it’s no wonder a lot of people would be better off on the dole.

  2. Lafsword – I honestly don’t know how [or even why] some people do it.  I watched a programme the other night and they interviewed people commuting between Donegal and Dublin, and between Cork and London.  They must have great salaries to cover the enormous costs!  It is honestly no wonder that so many chose unemployment.

    Not Green – Very shortsighted… they need today’s kids for tomorrows taxes.

  3. I dont think anyone chooses unemployment considering we had near total employment not long ago

  4. Dark – You’d be surprised.  There are plenty out there who would be only too glad of a free ride.  There is also the aspect that it removes the incentive for the unemployed to seek work.

    Ger – If we shut down all these qangos and NGOs the country would be awash with unemployed.  I would certainly love to know how the ESRI could justify their existence.

  5. Also removes the chance of people living in poverty or resorting to wide scale petty crime the sheer amount of short begrudging about the dole these days is insane think some wouldnt be happy till every ones begging on the street chaseing imaginary jobs 

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