Delayed social welfare payments should reach accounts by Wednesday morning

The Department of Social Protection says its confident a social welfare payment error won't be repeated.

Almost 33 thousand people did not receive their allowances today - due to a processing issue.

The payments - which include maternity benefit and jobseekers allowance - will be made by 8 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Sean Reilly from the Department of Social Protection is apologising for what he insists is a once off: