You Won’t Lose Your Shirt


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil this afternoon

“There are in fact people making more on the Covid payments than they were working part-time and some employers are actually telling us that it’s hard to get people to go back to work because of that.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on May 14 announcing plans to cut the Covid-19 unemployment payment as he claimed some people were milking the system.


This afternoon.

There you go now.

A little humility.

That’s wasn’t difficult.

9 thoughts on “You Won’t Lose Your Shirt

  1. scottser

    quite right – we need people’s dole back to pay for dinny’s hospitals that we never used.

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    €350 a week? I’ll have an underground extension with my own swimming pool in no time on that weekly fortune!

    (Gif of Scrooge McDuck swimming in money optional)

  3. Joe Small

    The fact is there are students living at home who earned €100-€200 a week working part-time now getting €350 a week the same amount as a woman with 2 kids and a mortgage. That’s hardly tair or the best use of taxpayers money.

    1. Ringsend Incinerator

      I know! They should go out and have a couple of kids and a mortgage to even things up. Bloody luxury!

    2. scottser

      the fact that fuel, energy and insurance costs haven’t come down is equally unfair.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Home heating oil has plummeted in the past few weeks. Go out and buy a second tank cos you’ll fill it for €420 approx (1000L). Not because of anything the government did mind.

        1. scottser

          I filled up the car an hour ago. 117! The last time I put petrol in it was 140..

  4. Johnnythree

    It is also taxable. He’s pretty misguided tho in fairness. One size fits all, take the €350 all ye. A few weeks later, hey come on ye scroungers ye are better off if ye are workin the low jobs economy. Mad. Clueless etc.

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