The court heard he has fully repaid the jobseeker's allowance
and council tax benefit but still owes more than PS4,600, which he is repaying at PS200 a month.
McDonagh, with an address at College Green in Maynooth, Co Kildare, had been claiming the jobseeker's allowance
in the name of Christopher Barrett from September 2007 to March last year.
If claimants refuse or fail to attend any of the classes recommended to them, they will have their Jobseeker's Allowance
stopped for three months, the paper said.
Monica Burns, the National Housing Federation's regional manager, said that in some of the most deprived areas of the North there were 45 Jobseeker's Allowance
claimants for every job vacancy, making the chances of finding work locally after a year remote.
"But the test showed that I could do work and so I was put on Jobseeker's Allowance
Speaking about the date, Mr McCartney, said: "It's great news that over the last five years the number people of people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance
here in Colne Valley has fallen by 1,201.
This will entitle them in many cases to PS57 a week, the same as the current Jobseeker's Allowance
Last month 21,224 people were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance
compared with 22,287 in March - a drop of 1,063 - according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
THE number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance
in Merseyside has fallen by more than 4% over the past month, according to official figures.
Ministers said they were "rebuilding" Britain's economy after new figures showed falls in youth and long-term unemployment, a big rise in job vacancies, and the 15th consecutive fall in the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance
THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance
for two or more years in Wales has more than doubled in a year.
People who can show they are looking for work are eligible for jobseeker's allowance