Some 653,000 households will get the water support payment.

The exclusion of thousands of low-income households from both a new water support payment and a new water tax credit, is “wrong” and “very concerning(...)

Although the €5 per month increase in child benefit is welcome, it should be seen against a backdrop of a €36 cut to the basic rate since 2009

Budget 2015 does not herald a recovery that is fully committed to those who have been most devastated by six years of cuts, according to the Society o(...)

Irish society should not allow a “business as usual” approach to take hold but should formulate a new set of ethical principles, President Michael D Higgins has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Irish society should not allow a “business as usual” approach to take hold but should formulate a new set of ethical principles, President Michael D H(...)

Good cop, odd cop: Noel Clarke, Reece Shearsmith and Alex Kingston in ‘Chasing Shadows’

The grey mood and slow burn of Scandi crime dramas has seeped into British police procedurals with some fine results – ITV’s Broadchurch is the most o(...)

The regulator plans to increase the public service obligation to support wind power, peat-fired plants and a number of other generators. Photo: David Sleator

The Republic’s biggest businesses and employers will share an extra €70 million burden on their electricity bills from next October when the Commissi(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Co Galway historian who researched the deaths of almost 800 infants and children in the Bon Secours home in Tuam from the 1920s to 1961 has welco(...)

Listening to the SVP

The work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) equips its 11,000 volunteers with a deep understanding of the great hardship experienced by those (...)

Threshold noted that, in the two-and-a-half weeks since the launch of a new scheme, they had been contacted by 180 families at risk of homelessness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The poorest 10 per cent in Irish society must be “front and centre” in planning for Budget 2015, according to St , one of 37 organisations taking par(...)

More than 75 cases were listed at the court, including numerous applications for payment of maintenance and maintenance arrears.

A father of two children ordered to pay €7.50 a week maintenance for each of them narrowly avoided being sent to jail at Bray District Court yesterday(...)

Parents Loreda and Iancu with their two children Regina and Iancu junior (2), who was taken into care last October.

An inquiry by the Ombudsman for Children has found ethnic profiling played a role in the Garda’s decision to remove two Roma children from their famil(...)