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Garda Checkpoints To Catch People Fiddling The Dole
 
# 1 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 17:37
 
 
Social welfare Garda checks will be set up at industrial estates and airports
to catch people who are on the dole going to work

Is this a good idea, which will involve saving money to the tax payer?
Is this a bad idea, criminalising desperate people during a recession
Will this be a deterrent ?

http://www.thejournal.ie/welfare-fraud-1132989-Oct2013/
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# 2 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 17:44
 
 
I can see how they'd catch people at airports but I don't get how they'll catch people at industrial estates??
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# 3 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 17:52
 
 
It is a bit 1984 for my liking.
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# 4 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 18:36
 
 
What if you own a fiddle, when stopped?
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# 5 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 19:48
 
 
There have already been checkpoints like these with social welfare personnel for about a year now. They're to catch those on welfare doing undeclared "nixers."

Auntie Joan is watching you...
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# 6 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 19:57
 
 
Someone said :
There have already been checkpoints like these with social welfare personnel for about a year now. They're to catch those on welfare doing undeclared "nixers."

Auntie Joan is watching you...

Actually they've had them for way more than a year
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# 7 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 20:20
 
 
So what exactly do they do?
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# 8 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 20:58
 
 
Someone said :
So what exactly do they do?

I can't see how they could check.
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# 9 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 21:11
 
 
They beat you to a pulp in order to extract a confession
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# 10 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 21:12
 
 
If you're caught in a trade vehicle, wearing a Tuxedo or Prom dress? You're Nick(ed), or Nicola?
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# 11 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 21:13
 
 
Someone said :
There have already been checkpoints like these with social welfare personnel for about a year now. They're to catch those on welfare doing undeclared "nixers."

Auntie Joan is watching you...

Really where?
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# 12 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 21:30
 
 
The reality is that guys on the dole and working at the same time screw us all over because they can afford to work for less and get the balance made up by the taxpayer. So those of us who don't behave as they do have to price our work at at a lower value in order to compete with them and have to pay for their dole in our taxes as well. I hope they catch as many as there are out there doing it. You either draw the dole or you work but you don't do both.
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# 13 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 21:39
 
 
Someone said :

Really where?

There have been a few in Kilkenny with joint Gardai Customs and Social welfare targeting markets in Cillin Hill and the car boot sale. A few years ago.
I think it is a bit heavy handed to be honest. The guy who was telling me about it had a mortgage of around €1600 per month and a young family and was doing his best to try to keep his house. He has lost his house since.
It wasn't the checkpoint that caused him to lose his house, but it's more or less survival for some of the people being targeted.
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# 14 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 22:29
 
 
Seriously? What do they do? Ask to see peoples welfare card?
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# 15 : Thursday 17-10-2013 @ 02:01
 
 
Sound like an impossible task. Surly the money would be better spent elsewhere?
It seems there are far to few garda on the beat already, it seems they want to put as many as possible off the streets.
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