Over 2,000 young people on dole in Donegal

first_imgFigures released by the Department of Social Protection reveals that 2,137 young people in Donegal are on Jobseeker’s Allowance.James Doorley, the deputy director of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has called on the government to invest €30 million into renewed Youth Guarantee schemes and urges the government to incentivize training, education, and work experience for young people by reversing social welfare cuts.James Doorley. Picture by Tommy Clancy.He argues that every young person should have their jobseekers allowance set at €188 a week, as per the minimum adult rate. This follows the cuts at the beginning of 2014 which saw the Back to Education Allowance cut by €160 a week, and young people participating in SOLAS training’s income reduced from €188 to €160 a week.Mr. Doorley acknowledges that youth unemployment has decreased exponentially since the height of the economic crash, but still urges the government to take action – otherwise these “current rates [that] are far too high” will not improve.Over 2,000 young people on dole in Donegal was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:allowancedoledole queuedonegaljames doorleyjobseekerslast_img

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