View Full Version : Irish Dole Payments Relatively High
18-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Was looking at this article.
VERONICA WALKER VADILLO, 31, STUDENT, ALCALA DE HENARES, SPAIN
(in Madrid) 'The average monthly salary is between 800 and 1,000 euros'
now contrast that with this...
TONY WINTERS, 25, UNEMPLOYED SOFTWARE ENGINEER, DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
'I now live on 194 euros a week in benefits' (€840 per month)
What would a newly arrived Alien from space make of this?
18-03-2010, 03:54 PM
You only get the dole in Spain if you've worked at least a year previously.
For that you get 4 months dole, then zilch. Self employed people made unemployed also get nothing.
The exception being those with children, etc, who get "family aid". This is less than 400 euros per family per month.
I've spoke to people abroad and told them of the generous welfare system in Ireland.They are aghast that someone can leave school at 17, and receive welfare payments till they reach pension age if they wish.
"Who pays for this?" is usually the most common question.
18-03-2010, 05:55 PM
In France there are certain schemes for artists/ part timers etc but dole is 400 per month
18-03-2010, 05:57 PM
That said a cartoon of wine is 60 c/ beers as liitle as 50c a litre if your gut could take it so for say 35 euro you could stay pissed all month
18-03-2010, 07:05 PM
What are the Corporate Welfare rates ... so far?
Original Cartoon (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/corporate-welfare/)
18-03-2010, 08:35 PM
apologies if I have annoyed you, I didn't intend this thread to be a row over the dole, I was only comparing the relative euro amount of the dole versus what people earn elsewhere, in this case, the Capital of Spain, Madrid
I am no supporter of corporate welfare and I consider the current regimes support of private/nationalised Banks to be treasonous.
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