Queueing for a living: Dublin’s Northside Partnership, which operates in an area covering 130,000 people, has been singled out for praise for its approach to dealing with the long-term unemployed. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

(...) at more risk of bad health and very often for those who have been unemployed for a long period of(...)

Universal benefits

(...) certainty that the child benefits at all, and services such as education, health and subsidised travel(...)

Dublin District Family Court in Dublin. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A family of young children were taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency yesterday after(...)

(...) can be run on taxing a small cohort of rich people. “If we want a proper health service we’re going to(...)

The Taoiseach with Tánaiste Joan Burton in Dublin: Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has said Enda Kenny is putting political interests ahead of the country’s. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

(...) over a third of the €900m additional spending to health. Among its proposals is the reintroduction of(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

(...) whether you get that job, apartment or mortgage. It is even used to assess health risks for insurance(...)

Illustration: Thinkstock

(...) found there can influence health directly. Researchers around the world are chasing after the(...)

The only new tax increase to be announced by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will be an increase in the price of tobacco.

(...) supplementary estimates being provided to the Departments of Health, Transport and Education, and possibly(...)

A selection of sugary drinks. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

(...) an average increase in a child’s body weight of 1kg. It says the impact of sugary drink consumption(...)

Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Economic Management Council - made up of herself as Tánaiste, the Taoiseach, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform - would meet on Wednesday night to discuss Budget 2016. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) nothing had been signed off on but confirmed an increase in child benefit had been agreed. Ms Burton(...)