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 –(...)

Transport services for wheelchair users are in huge demand so you need to contact them well in advance of the start of term

There are almost 10,000 students with disabilities in higher education, studying across a wide range of areas. It’s now a well-trodden path, so if you(...)

Salvaging Irish Water

Having made an unholy mess of its efforts to introduce water charges, the Government has added to the confusion in advance of a general election. Ther(...)

Protesters at one of the many anti-water charge demonstrations since the levy was announced. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senior Coalition figures believe changes will have to be made to the structure of water charges to help “draw a line” under controversies surrounding (...)

Joan Burton may still be a fan of JobBridge but most would prefer to see it scrapped

Is it time for the controversial JobBridge internship scheme to be wound up? The Department of Social Protection announced earlier this week it was to(...)

The Irish Times understands the proposed changes to water charges include linking the €100 water conservation grant to bill payment rather than registration with Irish Water, and significantly extending the period for which the existing water charges caps will apply. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

The €100 water conservation grant available to everyone who registers with Irish Water will only be provided to people who actually pay their bills un(...)