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People aged 18 and over and who are unemployed in Ireland can apply for either the Jobseeker's Allowance or the Jobseeker's Benefit Both are paid by the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

Unemployment benefits don't allow you to survive. The standard payment is €185.80 per week.

There are more benefits available to unemployed people, usually on a special or specific basis. Benefits include the Rent Supplement, the Mortgage Interest Supplement, Fuel Allowance and the Smokeless Fuel Allowance, among others.

Have a look on Citizen Information (http://www.citizensinformation.ie) to get more information.

Update 26/12/2007



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