A couple sleeping rough  on Nassau Street, Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rough sleeping in Dublin city centre has risen by 200 per cent since January, and is up three fold on this time last year, according to the Dublin Sim(...)

Dole queue in Dublin. Responding to a report from the Citizens Information Board, which highlighted some of the disincentives to work, the department pointed to the large proportion of jobless who received just the basic payment. “For that reason there is a massive incentive to work.”

Claims that the welfare system contains large scale disincentives to work have been disputed by the Department of Social Protection. A spokesman for t(...)

Some social welfare staff were found to have given incomplete or incorrect information, while sometimes important information was not given at all. Photograph: Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

Social welfare, housing, money and tax issues were the biggest concerns of people seeking information from citizens’ information centres in the first (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has moved to shore up the independence of the proposed new regulator for the legal authority after his initial plans(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has moved to limit Government control of nominations to the proposed new regulatory authority for the legal profession

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has moved to limit Government control of nominations to the proposed new regulatory authority for the legal professi(...)

I am a 70-year-old pensioner who has a pension plan with Irish Life ARF €139,000 and AMRF €60,000 invested with Irish Life funds for the past five yea(...)

Mortgage arrears are making headlines again? Why? The Central Bank and the Government have come up with a new plan to deal with a crisis which (...)