Social Welfare inspections questioned by Sligo Councillor

A Sligo Councillor has questioned the practice of Social Welfare inspections to people’s homes during level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.


Household visits have been banned since October – but home visits to welfare recipients to detect fraud have continued.


The Department of Social Protection says its inspectors and staff are considered ‘essential services’ and are carrying out their reviews in a limited capacity.


Sligo Solidarity People before profit Councillor Gino O’ Boyle says that lone Parents are being targeted