Thurs 2nd April 2020: Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Yesterday in the Dáil, I raised the unfair issue that affects people over the age of 66 who have been working either part time or full time and have been made unemployed because of COVID-19. This cohort of people are not entitled to the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment which is completely unacceptable.

The denial of the payment to this group of workers is causing significant and unnecessary hardships all across the country.

The virus does not discriminate on grounds of age and neither should we.