Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cross border welfare fraud on the rise

Mary Hanafin has warned of an increase in the number of people from Northern Ireland fraudulently claiming social welfare in the Republic.

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs says there is evidence in some border towns that numbers claiming dole exceed the 2006 census recorded population for the area.

The Minister says there is evidence of car loads of people coming south to claim payments and then returning to Northern Ireland.

1 comment:

Hail Ireland ! said...

This is another reason why the border should be removed, as if we need another reason.