Dept of Social Protection in danger of running out of money

The Department of Social Protection's in danger of running out of money next month because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to The Irish Times, the Finance Minister says its current budget of 8.6 billion euro could be fully spent by the end of June.

It's due to nearly 600,000 people claiming the special Covid-19 unemployment payment.

The Dáil's expected to rush through additional funding for the department next week.