#Unemployment


More Than 2 Million People Are At Work

  “For the first time in eight years, there are more than two million people at work. This year, we will exceed our target of moving 20,000 people from long-term unemployment to work,” Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said about the latest CSO figures showing that unemployment has... 

The Value of Community Employment (CE Schemes)

Community Employment or C.E. as it is more commonly known is a Department of Social Protection (DSP) scheme that is designed to bring people who are aged 25 years or over and in receipt of a DSP payment for a year or more back into the labour market. Participants of C.E. schemes are primarily sponsored... 

JOBS: Limited Youth Worker Places Available For Bridgefoot Street!

You may remember that we posted news about our brand new Youth Club on Bridgefoot Street, called Busy Bees, announcing that we were looking for Youth Workers to staff the new community service for Dublin 8 residents. We currently still have a limited number of places left for locals who wish to get... 

A Simple Guide To The Back To Work: Enterprise Allowance

The Back to Work: Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) is a special welfare payment that allows the recipient to earn any amount on a self employed venture while drawing their dole over a set period of time. You can qualify for BTWEA Scheme if you are… 1. Setting up as self-employed in a business that... 

Social Welfare Recipients Being Priced Out Of Renting In Dublin 8

After recently digesting the latest figures for rental price increases in Dublin 8, for first time ever, I’m actually quite shocked as to how the prices are rising so fast. We are now just 20% below the peak in mid-2007. That was the stand out fact to me. How could we possibly be getting back... 

JOBS: Youth Workers Required for Busy Bees Youth Club (CE Scheme)

We are currently recruiting Youth Worker’s for our new youth club on Bridgefoot Street. Busy Bees is located just around the corner from Thomas Street, and it caters for children from 4 to 14 years of age. Applicants can ring the FRG main office on 01 454 6753 for more information about the posts,... 

Community Employment Scheme – info & requirements

We currently employ over a couple of dozen people through the Community Employment (CE) Scheme, which is administered by the Department of Social Protection (DSP). This has lead to a steady stream of phone calls, and calls to our office, from people who are trying to find out about the requirements.... 

Start Your Own Business Course – Next Intake April 25th

We are very pleased to announce that we have started accepting applications for the next edition of our ‘Start Your Own Business’ course, which is a collaboration between the Fountain Resource Group and the Department of Social Protection. Classes will begin for this 4 week course on April... 

Education Options For Unemployed People

This article outlines ways in which you can take up education opportunities and retain your Social Welfare Payment. Key Providers: Vocational Education Committees (VECs) are statutory education bodies that administer secondary and adult education by providing a wide range of services. VECs also administer... 

CE and Welfare Payments for Rehab Projects

CE is one of the key components of the delivery of the national rehabilitation strategies in the absence of an alternative day programme modal of rehabilitation so what stops people getting a CE scheme? I attended a meeting at Inchicore Community Hall today to find out what’s going on & what the... 

Local News & Opinion

The Royal Hospital is currently hosting the 7 Up Winter Wonderland and will do so till the 9th of January 2012. It houses a circus, fun fair with a selection of rides, Christmas market and an ice rink. I visited it myself and while I found the prices expensive for some of the rides (in excess of 4 euro),... 

Rent Supplement Entitlements

Over the past 10 years the Social Welfare system in Ireland has become more compound and complicated. As a result many people are not aware of the full rank of support and payments available through the Department of Social Protection and the Health Service Executive (HSE). In times of recession and... 

New Year, New You – Time To Start A New Business?

May 2010 was a month of sheer delight and relief having finished my final exams, yet it also brought about the dreaded fear of ‘whats next?’. It was then that my job hunt began, but I’m not sure which was more disheartening; the rejection letters or not hearing any feedback at all. I went through... 

Jobs Club at SICCDA

The South Inner City Community Development Association, a fellow community organisation based on Meath Street, are running a series of jobs courses. Each course lasts for four weeks = 8 mornings = 24 hours and will take place on Mondays from 10am to 1pm and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm Week 1 (Starting... 
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