104 People Have Lost Their Pandemic Unemployment Payment In The Last 2 Weeks Because They Went Abroad

The travel was in defiance of public health advice

While 44 others have had different social welfare benefits, like jobseekers, cut after checks at airports.

The Business Post reports that Gardai and social welfare officers are taking names from departure lists, to see if any of them are claiming state payments.

Some of those who had their payments halted were not going in holiday, as a small number were migrants who were returning to their country of birth for good.

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