Social Protection Budget close to being used up

The Department of Social Protection's in danger of running out of money next month because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

According to The Irish Times, the Finance Minister says its current budget of €8.6bn could be fully spent by the end of June. 

It's due to nearly 600,000 people claiming the special Covid-19 unemployment payment. 

The Dáil's expected to rush through additional funding for the department next week.

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