Monday 23 January 2017

At last, some common sense on dole lifestyle

Published 20/07/2011 | 05:00

WELL done, Joan Burton, on your tackling of the so-called 'dole lifestyle'. Finally, a politician has the wherewithal to face down the obviously rampant abuse of the system.

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However, a legitimate degree of caution should be employed in this situation, since last year we saw the then minister, Eamonn O Cuiv, attempt a similar programme with his public work schemes.

They were, of course, shot down by unemployment groups. Hopefully now, a Government with the backing of the wider taxpaying public will be able to stand up to these agencies and eliminate this problem, once and for all.

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