The index  shows that the share of respondents who said they would use any surplus funds to pay off debts remained steady at 40 per cent in March

Irish consumers are putting more money away for a rainy day with many believing that now is a good time to save, a new survey shows.According to the l(...)

Minister for health Leo Varadkar TD at the said some services that are currently 24-hour may have to be curtailed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some health services which are currently operated on a 24-hour basis may have to be curtailed in future if European rules limiting doctors’ working ho(...)

The proposed new deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six represents a first step on the road back to a sustainable and viable general practice system, the chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP committee has said.

The proposed new deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six was rejected by the National Association of General Practitioners(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told an Impact trade union conference that she intends to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has promised to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools.She also said the Gove(...)

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outperforming the national average. Photograph: The Irish Times

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outp(...)

The ESRI  estimates that the Republic needs to build between 19,000 and 33,000 new houses a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic’s housing crisis may be worse than is believed because the Government is overestimating the number of new homes being built, a new report(...)

An interdepartmental group is being set up to investigate the operation of the DEIS scheme for disadvantaged schools

An interdepartmental group is being set up to investigate the operation of the DEIS scheme for disadvantaged schools.In her address to the INTO congre(...)

Minister for Education: hoping to have the new regime in operation by September, but the closure of schools during the summer will limit the scope for consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Why is the Admission to Schools Bill being introduced?It is aimed at making school enrolment more structured, fair and transparent. All school admissi(...)

With the prospect of an improving economic climate, there is now an opportunity to take better account of the fact that the yields from successful science, technology and innovation investments are medium to longer term.

The Government’s plan to prepare a new strategy for science, technology and innovation (SSTI) is timely. It comes on foot of a decade that started wit(...)

‘Being a male who experiences domestic violence is doubly stigmatising, because it is seen as emasculating, and because people are frankly sceptical that women can inflict damage on men in the same way.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Simone George, a solicitor and researcher, chose to introduce a report on domestic abuse in Ireland with an unusual image – a box of shoes. Sitting in(...)