Government u-turn on decision to pause social welfare payments of people who travel abroad

People now won't have their pandemic payment or jobseekers stopped if they travel to a country on the greenlist.

They also won't lose money if they travel to a country not on the greenlist for essential reasons like a bereavement. 

The government was criticised by Sinn Féin for targeting people who were the worst off with the move.

That's something Taoiseach Micheál Martin strongly rejected in the Dáil:


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