The estimates make clear that the government intends to abandon the long-term unemployed," said INOU
General Secretary Mike Allen.
insisted the money must be paid to honour commitments in the Partnership 2000 agreement.
claimed the tax fudge took pounds 75 out of the pockets of every ordinary PAYE workers and said the AIB write-off was just the tip of the iceberg.
The monthly Live Register figures are presented in a way which is misleading and distorts the reality of Ireland's unemployment problem," said Barrie McLatchie of the INOU
The remark has sparked fury among the unemployed and last night Kate Ennell from the INOU
said: "It's a very prejudiced statement.