Tánaiste Joan Burton with Minister Alex White as they launched the Labour Party Marriage Equality Campaign in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Stephen Collins.

Tánaiste Joan Burton said it was “right and appropriate” that public sector workers enter talks with the Government on restoring pay levels.She said (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists”. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists” and sa(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Siteserv. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Sit(...)

The Pensions Authority has warned that trustees are putting their members’ financial health in retirement in danger by opting for higher risk investments. (Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty)

The Pensions Authority has warned that trustees are putting their members’ financial health in retirement in danger by opting for higher risk investm(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton recently said the Government is committed to maintaining core welfare rates, while taking a zero-tolerance approach towards welfare fraud

Members of the public made more than 21,000 anonymous tip-offs of suspected welfare fraud last year.The increase – up from just under 1,000 in the yea(...)

Few would deny that money devoted to early childcare and parental support is well spent. Studies by the OECD have found that Irish child-minding costs(...)

Brendan Howlin, Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and Joan Burton speak at small business funding event earlier this year. The four form the Government’s Economic Management Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Banks who stand in the way of “sensible” deals being struck with distressed borrowers could see their controversial veto – granted to them when a new(...)

Joe Duffy:  only really starts to sound relaxed again on Wednesday, as Liveline resumes its role as the nation’s outlet for gripes about contemporary life.  Photo:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The air may be distressingly thick with cases of murdered women, but as Joe Duffy discusses the long unsolved female homicide, he sounds positively ch(...)

The Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator

Officials in Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s department are working on proposals that could see the historic Rotunda Hospital move to a new locatio(...)

Workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes in  Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The trade union Mandate has said its one-day strike at Dunnes Stores was a “massive success” and warned that the dispute could escalate. The union’s (...)