The most frequent user of the JobBridge scheme has been the HSE which brought on 399 Jobbridge interns over the five years since its inception, followed by the GAA with 249 interns. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Impact trade union has called for the JobBridge internship scheme to be ended following reports that it has been used to fill hundreds of position(...)

A growth-mindset company focuses on how the company helps employees to grow

Research shows that people who believe abilities and talents can be developed – a “growth mindset” – are on average more successful than people who b(...)

A motorist escaped serious injury after a swan flew straight into the windscreen of her car as she was driving in Co Cork. Photograph: Provision.

A motorist escaped serious injury after a swan flew straight into the windscreen of her car as she was driving in Co Cork. The incident happened shor(...)

Joan Burton may still be a fan of JobBridge but most would prefer to see it scrapped

Is it time for the controversial JobBridge internship scheme to be wound up? The Department of Social Protection announced earlier this week it was to(...)

Mary Owens and Darragh Greenan Mary, a dental hygienist from Galway, and Darragh, a project manager for McAleer & Rushe, met in their tee(...)

Claire Keaveney, divisional executive committee, and Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills, at the Impact education division conference at the Clayton Hotel in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Government’s “one size fits all” JobBridge programme “needs to be dissolved”, a report for Impact’s education division has recommended.The report (...)

The group will examine submissions and proposals for reform which have already been made and will look at the role of a reformed Seanad within the political process. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new group established by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to examine proposals for Seanad reform is to report back to the Government by March.The membership of (...)

Alan Hynes pictured arriving at a hearing with the Chartered Accountants’ Regulatory Board earlier this week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Wexford accountant Alan Hynes has said he never misappropriated or diverted funds invested in property projects with which he was associated. (...)

The Convention on the Constitution has voted to afford greater constitutional protection to economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. I(...)

The arrival of the Dáil recess coincides with the publication of a report on the working life of the new members of the current Dáil. Commissioned by (...)