Kerry TD confirms Christmas Bonus will be paid this year

A Kerry TD has confirmed that the Christmas Bonus will be paid to pensioners and social welfare recipients this year.

Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil questioned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the issue in the Dáil today following reports the bonus would not be paid for 2018.

Deputy Brassil says his office was inundated with concerns from Kerry residents who he says were anxious that the bonus would not be paid.