Figures show that of the 85,724 foreign nationals aged 15 years and over who were allocated PPS numbers in 2014, 29,637 had employment.

Just over one-third of foreign nationals assigned Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers last year were in employment, new figures show. Th(...)

The Credit Union Restructuring Board (Rebo) last month said it now only expected to spend €20 million on the consolidation process by the time it winds up in March

Central Bank proposals to exert stronger regulatory oversight on the credit union sector are “overzealous” and “take risk management to a point where (...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy questioned whether advice to Ministers on the sharing of citizens’ data was “flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not compliant with a recent significant ruling by Europe’s top court that affects the sharing of citizens’ personal data between dep(...)

 Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness outside Leinster House. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned of signs of a “blank cheque” for funding of forthcoming State inquiries despite the fin(...)

Social welfare inspectors can force the banks to hand over the financial information even without your filling out a bank disclosure form

I’m writing to you regarding my torment with the Social Welfare. My father passed away recently and they have been hassling me ever since. They asked (...)

Housing in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Landlord Most landlords are small-time operators. A majority (65 per cent) own a single property. Fewer than 10 per cent have three or more. Larg(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan.  According to  “Guardian” he received  explicit assurances  twice in the past year that Irish migrants would not be affected by any welfare changes.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has received private assurances that Irish people living in the UK would not be affected by any moves to restrict EU migrants’ acces(...)

More than €190 million in fraudulent social welfare overpayments have been recouped in the last four years, new figures provided by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton in response to a parliamentary question show. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

More than €190 million in fraudulent social welfare overpayments have been recouped in the last four years, new figures show. Figures released by Mini(...)

Labour TD Ciara Conway expressed frustration that those who had reached 66 were still not receiving their pension payments. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Waterford Crystal workers have still not received their pensions despite agreement last December following a lengthy legal battle, the Dáil has heard.(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsborough, Dublin, as they unveiled the housing package after months of discussion between the two departments. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Housing charities have given a guarded welcome to the Government’s rent control package, but warned more needs to be done to help those most vulnerabl(...)