Extension of PRSI to assisting spouses of self employed a positive move – IFA

IFA Farm Business Chairman, Tom Doyle has said that the recent extension of PRSI eligibility to partners of self-employed, such as farmers, who assist in the business, is a positive move. This group can now make PRSI contributions in their own rights.       Mr Doyle said, “IFA has always argued that that access […]

Childers calls for social welfare support for self-employed workers

AS FIGURES today confirm that the Live Register fell by 3,300 last month, Independent MEP Nessa Childers has called for the expansion of social protection to include the country’s ‘forgotten workers’. ‘Naturally the Government will use December’s shorter dole queues as further evidence that Ireland’s is bouncing back, however, the figures never reflect those who […]

Govt Must Fix Discrimination Against Self- Employed Before Imposing Additional Taxes – Bryan

IFA President John Bryan has said that any proposal for a mandatory increase to PRSI for the self-employed would place an unfair additional cost on self-employed workers and must be rejected.   Mr Bryan said, “Under the existing PRSI system, employees receive benefits that are not available to the self-employed, such as Jobseeker’s and Illness […]