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Social Protection Minister says it's not against the law to stop payments to people travelling abroad

Jul 28, 2020 09:07 By Shannonside News
Social Protection Minister says it's not against the law to stop payments to people travelling abroad Social Protection Minister says it's not against the law to stop payments to people travelling abroad
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The Social Protection Minister insists it's not against the law to stop social welfare payments from people who leave the country. The government recently

The Social Protection Minister insists it's not against the law to stop social welfare payments from people who leave the country.

The government recently stopped 104 people's pandemic unemployment payments when they flew abroad.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is questioning the legality of the move.

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But Minister Heather Humphreys is defending it - and says many of the people were permanently leaving the country.

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