17:08 Sunday, 26 July 2020
Over 100 people receiving the pandemic unemployment payment have had it cut off for going on holiday.
The Department of Social Protection says a further 44 people have had other social welfare payments stopped in the last two weeks.
It says the PUP is paid to people looking for work – not those travelling abroad during the pandemic.
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett doesn’t think the approach is fair: