The number of non-nationals claiming unemployment benefit has increased. About 44,640 people from places like Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia are recipients of the Social Welfare. Many are travelling to Ireland to avail of the social welfare system. A single person under 25 years of age gets 204 Euro per week here on welfare.
About 400,000 people are unemployed in Ireland. Free food parcels are being handed out daily in Dublin with the majority of those receiving them are, unemployed Eastern Europeans.