Prisoners Of Our Own Device


From top: Dublin Airport; Paul Murphy

This afternoon.

Dáil Eireann at the Convention Centre, Dublin.

RISE TD Paul Murphy called for a vote on the lifting of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) travel ban.

How did that go?

There  you go now.

Earlier: I’m Not Aware Of It Having Been Brought To Cabinet’ [Updated]

12 thoughts on “Prisoners Of Our Own Device

  1. Optimus Grime

    Well there’s no surprise…..Fair play to Paul for bringing the motion but it never stood a chance because FFG need to be seen to clamp down on “gougers” that their electoral base love to hate

  2. frank

    Hate to repeat myself but….
    self employed. had PUP reduced to €203 on the 7th July. no explanation.
    have contacted everyday since with no reply.
    “we’re in this together” me bollocks

    further let me add in response to Clampers on a different thread-
    My Chapter 4 Form 11 submitted to Revenue and forwarded to declare the same.
    Have emailed them every day.
    Have called the telephone number.
    – “you have to send an email”
    – ‘I have, many times”
    – ‘they’re very busy”
    The PUP rerate unit is in Waterford.
    I’ve rang Waterford Social Welfare.
    – “you have to send an email”
    – “we have no phone number for that department”
    Kafkaesque stuff and very very upsetting.

    Also, I have emailed both the dept. of Finance & Social welfare and inland guff.
    – “we have forwarded your email to

    When things go wrong kids THAT is what you’re dealing with.
    We supposedly are in this together.

    1. class wario

      Sorry to hear that Frank.

      of course, I was told in the other thread that the government *definitely* aren’t trying to massage down the figures by any means necessary!

    2. Sirtuffyknight

      Time to talk to Joe, or draw attention in some other way. Varadkar burning through the (undeserved) pandemic goodwill at record speed.

      1. frank

        emailed Varadkar today as it happens & Martin.
        I’m hoping Cian can give me a steer here.

    3. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      Which industry do you work in? When do you think you’ll be able to return?

      1. Frank

        attached to tourist trade.
        when the travellers have confidence and are allowed to return

        1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

          I know a fair few in a similar position. Guest house owners, taxi drivers, tour operators etc, many don’t want to return until next year as they are elderly-ish and would be considered high risk.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    The Regional Group’s members: Some couldn’t be bothered.

    Cathal Berry Kildare South
    Seán Canney Galway East
    Peter Fitzpatrick Louth
    Noel Grealish Galway West
    Michael Lowry Tipperary
    Verona Murphy Wexford
    Denis Naughten Roscommon–Galway
    Matt Shanahan Waterford
    Aontú (1) Peadar Tóibín Meath West

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