A spokesman for JJ Rhatigan said the firm disagreed with the finding and planned to appeal the decision on the workers’ status. Photograph: Getty Images

A State authority has determined that a number of construction workers on a Government-funded school building project were employees and not self-empl(...)

Clerys workers, members of Siptu, arriving for the creditors’ meeting at the Gresham Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The first meeting of the five-person committee of inspection that will oversee the interests of creditors in the liquidation of OCS Operations, the tr(...)

Niamh Randall, national spokesperson for the Simon Communities. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Urgent action is needed to tackle rent prices in the private sector to alleviate the worsening problem of homelessness, a national charity said. Publi(...)

“While some wait between six months and two years for PRSI and health levy refunds, PAYE refunds from the Revenue Commissioners can be made within a matter of weeks. ” Photograph: Joe St Leger

The Department of Social Protection has had to hire additional staff to deal with a backlog of thousands of PRSI rebate claims from workers, some of(...)

  A spokesman for Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the free travel scheme would remain intact. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State transport providers have privately sought the introduction of rush-hour travel restrictions for holders of free travel passes as part of a revie(...)

Paul Murphy TD: said march would be a reminder to the Government that the anger over the introduction of water charges had not subsided. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

People who do not pay the water charges should still collect their €100 conservation grant, anti-water charge campaigners have said. Sinn Féin, Peop(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Alice Leahy, director of Trust, a charity providing medical and related services for people who are homeless, during a visit to the organisation’s Dublin premises. Photograph: PA

Greater co-operation from other Government departments was needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has said(...)

Some 51,000 additional claims have been received – an average of more than 5,300 per week – since application forms were issued in mid-June. Photograph: Getty Images

Welfare authorities are under pressure to process tens of thousands of applications from families for much-needed help with back-to-school costs. The (...)

Almost 200 cases of were uncovered in the construction industry.   Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

State authorities have expressed concern at evidence of bogus self-employment and contracting work which may be depriving the Government of tax revenu(...)

Attendees at a citizenship ceremony in Dublin last month: publication of the names and addresses of new Irish citizens in ‘Iris Oifigiúil’ is provided for under a 1956 Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

The continuing publication of names, full addresses and citizens’ status as adults or minors in the State’s official gazette – while mandated by law –(...)