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Local garda assigned to tracking down welfare fraudsters under new crackdown

The Department of Social Protection has taken a further step to crack down on social welfare cheats in Galway. A member of the Gardai has been seconded into the Department’s Special Investigations Unit and will take specific responsibility for preventing welfare fraud in the city and county.

Man charged with alleged social welfare fraud in Castlebar

A 68-year-old man in Castlebar is to face 121 charges relating to alleged social welfare fraud.

Nolan calls for penalties for social welfare fraud

If social welfare fraud is to be properly tackled tougher punishments, other than just paying back money owed needs to be introduced.

Prison for social welfare fraud

A Polish man who works as a chef in Castlebar, who signed on for social welfare benefits of a friend of his who had returned to Poland, was sentenced to six months in prison at Claremorris District Court this week.

Pensioners’ pain could be spared if fraud targets met - McFadden

Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on social protection, Senator Nicky McFadden, says that if the Minister focussed on meeting social welfare fraud targets, pain for the most vulnerable in society could be spared.

Social welfare fraud targets on schedule

Claims by Deputy Michael Ring that social welfare fraudsters are “having a field day” have been disputed.

Social Welfare fraudsters having field day — Ring

Social Welfare fraudsters are having a field-day as the Government scales back efforts to tackle social welfare fraud, according to Fine Gael Social Protection Spokesman Michael Ring.

Fine for attempted social welfare fraud

A man who used a false name to apply for social welfare has been fined €1,500.

Tackle the fraudsters before increasing taxes

As Budget 2010 looms and fears intensify about how financially worse off the Irish citizen will be following its implementation, one area which needs to be policed more vigourously is benefit fraud. The State is losing hundreds of millions of euro each year through social welfare fraud.

Carers and blind pay the price for fraud - McFadden

Speaking on the Social Welfare Pensions Bill which would implement the Budget cuts, Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said the most vulnerable people in Ireland have been forced to take the hit while the administration costs of running the State remain untouched and social welfare fraud is also left unchecked.

 

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