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Blog Social Welfare Budget 2009 = €21 Billion - Social Welfare Budget 2019 = €21 Billion, the never-ending #Lost Decade

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€21.2 billion to be spent on Social Welfare in 2020​

From Department of Social Protection

Published on 8 October 2019

Last updated on 9 October 2019

The 2020 Budget Figure was made in October 2019 when Covid '19 was a far away Nightmare & thus precluded from Budgetary consideration.

The Figs below are quoted near the beginning of the "Lost Decade";-

Dáil Éireann debate -Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009​

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Deputy Mary Hanafin)

Almost €21.3 billion is being provided for welfare services in 2009.

From the bad ol Days of Some "Recovery" to the worse ol Days of Same "Recovidery" ohhhhhhhhhhh



PI Member
Feb 3, 2021
Were truly fucked this consolidates us and further puts us into a deeper dependent , borrowing nation.


PI Member
Nov 23, 2016
Imagine what it will be for 2021 and 2022!

I estimate it will be touching at least 25 Billion.