Alison Begas: says the London-based Abortion Support Network is the only  funding resource of which  she knows.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of a Dublin crisis pregnancy support service has said she is not aware of any State financial aid available to help low-income wo(...)

Josephine Feehily, head of the Revenue Commissioners, which has sent instructions to employers to deduct charges from wages. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Employers have started cutting the salaries of tens of thousands of employees who haven’t paid their property tax or household charge following instr(...)

Brian Purcell, the Secretary General at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the publication today of the review into the department.

Brian Purcell, the secretary general at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the pu(...)

Groups representing young people in care have expressed alarm that the changes will place vulnerable young people at even greater risk of falling through the cracks of the care system.

Planned changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or tr(...)

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.(...)