The first bills will now be issued to households at the end of January next year, four weeks later than originally planned.

Utility’s managing director thanks public for patience as registration deadline moved to November 30th

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations give their response to Government’s financial plans for next year

Last year, 182 organisations in 15 countries received funding for more than 350 projects under the Emigrant Support Programme. Photograph: Getty Images

Spend on ‘diaspora projects’ and Irish abroad organisations to total €12.5 million

The total allocation for spending in education for next year will be €8.3 billion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Number includes 900 teachers, 480 resource teachers and 365 special needs assistants

Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he as ‘never pretended to stand over the system’ of direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Working group will ‘ look at all issues around asylum’ and report back by Christmas

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivering his Budget in the Dáil this afternoon

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin present Budget 2015 in the Dáil

Cheryl Grigsby, manager of the Western Australia Department of Health’s international workforce supply bureau. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recruitment of Irish nurses leads to complaint of ‘unfairness’ from the Australian nursing unions

Men’s football final: Dubai Celts play Qatar GAA at last year’s Asian Gaelic Games

More than 800 people from around Asia will be in Kuala Lumpur today for a weekend of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. It’s ju(...)

Crosscare, the social care agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has called on the Government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad so as to create a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Crosscare calls for Emigrant Register to keep Irish abroad informed of job vacancies

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