There was a 100 per cent dissatisfaction rating among participants who were forced to join JobBridge by the Department of Social Protection, the study reveals.

The controversial JobBridge scheme requires significant reform if it is to provide participants with a worthwhile experience that will help them secur(...)

 Aengus O’Snodaigh: ‘It does not take six  months to learn how to stack shelves.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Monitoring of the JobBridge scheme had revealed the vast majority of internships were found to be satisfactory, Minister for Communications, Energy(...)

In recent months, centenarians interviewed by this newspaper have variously attributed their longevity to “hard work, staying positive and the pint of(...)

The Dáil is voting on the TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. 2:32

Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20 with th(...)

A woman who has spent nine years in the direct provision system has, along with her young Irish-citizen child, taken a High Court challenge to the con(...)

Mr Hosford claimed  the Department operated an unlawful policy in relation to the classification of directors and shareholders of companies for PRSI purposes.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A public servant who claimed he was a whistleblower has lost a High Court action seeking to have his transfer within the Department of Social Protec(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone: said the three-day rule regarding part-time work simply did not correspond to the reality of people’s lives. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The three-day rule covering availability for work with regard to the Jobseeker’s Allowance was criticised in the Seanad by Independent Katherine Zapp(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan giving a joint Budget 2015 press conference at Government Buildings in October 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Measures contained in Budget 2015 are unlikely to make significant inroads into poverty levels over the coming year, according to research by the Depa(...)

People take part in the anti-water charges rally crossing the Talbot Memorial Bridge in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:27

Irish Water has reported a surge of people registering with the utility since Friday and said that close to one million of the 1.5 million homes which(...)

Data protection commissioner Helen Dixon says there has been inadequate explanation of why the data is needed

What is the primary online database (Pod)? The Department of Education wants to collect a full profile of all children in education and store t(...)