Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said there had been an increase in the number of civil cases taken against organisations for failing to protect personal data.

There has been in increase in the number of civil law actions taken against organisations and even Government departments for failing to protect peopl(...)

The first round of the Momentum programme cost €16 million, co-funded by the Government and EU, and yielded €9 million in initial savings in welfare payments.

A novel job seekers’ scheme which incentivises training providers to get long-term unemployed people off the live register has been credited with a 50(...)

Dublin District Court heard that  €1,540 has been repaid

A Dublin woman who claimed almost €28,000 in one-parent family payments after she got married is being prosecuted by the Department of Social Protecti(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said because Manning “informed on himself” and paid back all the money “this is a very unusual once-off case”

A man who stole almost €47,000 from the State by claiming his dead aunt’s pension has avoided a jail term because he “informed on himself” and paid ba(...)

Research found up to 78 per cent of properties in Dublin where tenants were on rent supplement did not comply with basic legal minimum standards; with mould on walls, no running water, vermin and windowless rooms

One landlord received almost €700,000 from the State in rent supplement payments last year.Figures released to The Irish Times show some top-earning l(...)

One postmaster who did not want to be named was in touch with Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim, Michael Fitzmaurice, saying the issuing of the letters causes them “serious concern as to my livelihood and the viability of my post office”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Moves by the Department of Social Protection to encourage more social welfare recipients to have their payments made directly into their bank accounts(...)

There were 371 families, with 803 children, in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month – an increase of more than 40 per cent since June last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of families with children becoming homeless in Dublin continues to rise, data from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) shows. There(...)

Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Government moving to prohibit discrimination against tenants in receipt of rent supplement. Photograph: The Irish Times

More than 600 successful asylum seekers are unable to leave direct provision accommodation across the State due to the current housing crisis.The Depa(...)

Emerging from direct provision is only the start of a struggle towards a “new Irish” life, according to several successful asylum applicants. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway-based Nigerian Bisola Akanni is among more than 600 people caught in a situation where she cannot leave direct provision as she cannot find a h(...)

Minister of State Kevin Humphreys: The 29 staff operated in two  buildings in Ballybay, which were in “poor condition”

A Department of Social Protection office will be transferred from Ballybay to Monaghan town because of the expansion of the public service cards proc(...)