People entitled to social welfare support in Ireland, particularly migrants, do not receive it due to inadequate service from Government officials, according to Crosscare, an agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese. The agency providing dinner for users of their services in 2012. File.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

People entitled to social welfare support in Ireland, particularly migrants, do not receive it due to inadequate service from Government officials, ac(...)

 The details are revealed in the ‘Migrant Access to Social Security and Healthcare: Policies and Practice in Ireland’ report which is published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) today. Photograph: AP

A report on social security payments has said there is no evidence to suggest a disproportionate number of foreign nationals are in receipt of benefi(...)

Weddings must  take place at a location easily identifiable with an address and open to the public at reasonable times.

The number of non-religious marriages taking place in the State has increased significnatly, according to official figures which will be published tod(...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton on the steps of Government Buildings today with new Ministers of State (back row, from left): Joe McHugh, Simon Harris, Kevin Humphries, Aodhán O’Riordán, Ged Nash, Dara Murphy, Ann Phelin, Tom Hayes, and (front row from left) Paul Kehoe, Damien English, Kathleen Lynch, Sean Sherlock, Paudie Coffey and Michael Ring. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:59

Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has been appointed Minister of State in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Refor(...)

The Department of Social Protection is contesting dozens of claims from EU migrants for back-pay relating to child benefit for non-resident children.(...)

The Department of Social Protection believes that the new personal injuries scheme is broadly in line with recommendations made by the Law Reform Commission and are similar to provisions in place in Britain, including Northern Ireland

For many years now, compensation awards paid by insurance companies in personal injuries cases have been reduced to take account of the payment of soc(...)

Bríd Smith (second from right) at a water charges protest during the local election campaign with fellow People Before Profit candidates Paul Shields,  Kim O’Donnell and Andrew Keegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Every householder will be asked to provide their bank account details, their PPS numbers and the PPS numbers of any children living with them to Irish(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “It’s often missed that the greatest proportion of our spending is on pensions and related supports for older people.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

Welfare spending on children fell last year, while spending on older people increased, according to figures from the Department of Social Protection.(...)

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between individuals and companies such as UPC and Sky, for the purpose of collecting the TV licence, the Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between i(...)