Friday, July 5th, 2019 - 18 minutes
Social Justice Ireland has called for social welfare rates to rise by €9 a week. The think tank has warned a rise in poverty is "inevitable" unless there is a rise in core social welfare rates. It is also urging the Government to equalise Jobseeker's rates for young people under 26, and to introduce a universal state pension. The current job seeker’s allowance payment for those 26 and over is €203 per week. However for those aged 25, the payment is €157.50 and for those aged 18-24 it is €112.70. Would you support an increase?