Almost 400 in Cavan and Monaghan receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least 10 years

Almost 400 local people have been receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least the past 10 years.

227 are in Cavan, and 153 in Monaghan.

It is highest in Dublin with 4,033 and Leitrim has the lowest with just 77.

Just under 14,000 people across the country have been receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance for more than 10 years.

The Department of Social Protection says a further 18,200 people have been getting the payment for between six and ten years.