Read more: Social Protection and Welfare: a review of expenditure trends during economic recession and recovery.
Total social welfare spending amounted to almost €20bn in 2017 in Ireland. The highest spending areas in 2017 included: Pensions (€7bn), Illness, Disability and Caring (€4bn), Working Age Income Supports (€3.6bn) and Child Related Payments (€2.6bn).
Read more: Pension Coverage 2018
‘Pension Coverage 2018’ is now available from the CSO HERE