back to article Irish mum coughs to children's allowance fiddle

An Irish mother has been given until October to repay the balance of €15,618 in children's allowance payments which she claimed while working for Microsoft in Australia. Clodagh Logue, 42, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to an offence under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act, the Irish Independent reports. The court …

  1. John 73
    IT Angle

    Tenuous. Very tenuous!

    Thought I was reading the Daily Fail for minute, there!

  2. JonW

    Out of sight, out of mind?

    Not out of mind enough for her to bloody spend it though, was it....

    Naiiiil em up I say! Nail some sense into them!

    1. GreggS

      Re: Out of sight, out of mind?

      Nailing's too good for them! nasty as something I just thought up!

    2. Bob Dole (tm)

      Re: Out of sight, out of mind?

      >>Not out of mind enough for her to bloody spend it though, was it....

      My first thought as well.

  3. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Just following corporate policies

    Although she may have been physically in Oz - all child care operations took place in Ireland by her Irish subsidiary and so she should recieve Irish benefits.

    1. ratfox


      Shall we call this a double Irish with an Australian sandwich?

      1. Bloakey1

        Re: Indeed

        i think that she is related to Anna Logue a very curvaceous creature much loved by technical people especially her charming waves.

        1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

          Re: Anna Logue

          She was a bit up and down with her sinuses, from what I heard.

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Indeed

          I trust she didn't also claim kenneling for her pet; Cat A Logue.

    2. ecofeco Silver badge

      Re: Just following corporate policies

      I agree. Good for the goose, good for the gander, right?

      Oh wait, she didn't incorporate. That's where she went wrong.

    3. Barry Mahon

      Re: Just following corporate policies

      Crap, she was surely paid allowances for child care while she was away, if not what sort of sh**s are MS. Anyway, where was the report that her child care was in Ireland, they may have been with family. Chilrens alliowance is a controversial payment, there is no assessment of need, everyone who has kids gets it, regardless of income, and it is non taxable.

      Her case is typical of a basic level of dishonesty in Ireland. There is still a culture which treats the government as the enemy, so ripping it off is ok.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        when we get a government

        I may well feel enmity towards it

  4. Barry Mahon

    In an interview for a business mag in March '16 she says she moved her family to Oz......

  5. wikkity

    Either she has 5.5 kids

    Or the irish child benefit is a lot better than ours in england.

  6. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Slow news cycle?

    There must be hordes of Microsoft and Google employees getting traffic tickets or being caught out by the IRS. You'll never run out of stuff to cover.

  7. Pseudonymous Diehard


    Must be why companies with bases in Ireland pay hardly any tax.

    Its theiving mums!

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