Those travelling to green list countries won’t lose social welfare payments


The government has done a u-turn on the decision to pause the social welfare payments of people who travel abroad.
People now won’t have their pandemic payment or job seekers stopped if they travel to a country on the greenlist.
They also won’t lose money if they travel to a country not on the greenlist for essential reasons like a bereavement.
The government was criticised by Sinn Féin for targeting people who were the worst off with the move.
That’s something Taoiseach Micheál Martin strongly rejected in the Dáil:

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