Birr Castle, Co Offaly: Mid Ireland promotes some of Irish tourism’s most challenged areas, east Galway, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois and North Tipperary

A tourism promotion group with more than 170 member businesses across the midlands is contemplating closure after the State withdrew its funding. Mid(...)

In general, a person is entitled to have savings of up to €20,000 without it having any impact on their disability allowance. Photograph: Getty Images

I am an executor to my uncle’s will. I have a brother who suffers from psychiatric illness/schizophrenia. Presently, he is in receipt of a disability (...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

The four men were arrested in Dublin last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four men have been remanded in custody charged with conspiracy to murder a man in Dublin’s north inner city. Alan Wilson, Luke Wilson, Liam Brannigan(...)

Drone consultant Ian Kiely’s clients vary from the Dublin Fire Brigade, to which he demonstrated how a drone  with thermal cameras could fly over a fire and find the the hottest point, to the Garda and Leinster Rugby Club

From a location in Grand Canal Dock, the customised Yuneec Typhoon H drone ascends quickly to a height of about 60m (200ft) and begins scouring for si(...)

It has been estimated that it would cost about €250,000 to replicate the value of the full State pension in the private sector. Photograph: PM Images/Iconica/Getty

As thousands of women have discovered in recent years, the State pension qualification system is full of quirks. As we now know, 36,000 people, close(...)

Among the primary aims for the media campaign is the creation of public awareness of the card and the MyGovID online service, which allows people to register for a “digital identity”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to launch a €200,000 radio and online advertising campaign to promote the public services card and to address concerns reported in t(...)

 ESB crew workers at Glenamuck Road, south Dublin, restoring services following Ophelia storm damage earlier this week.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

The Department of Social Protection has asked employers to “take a long-term view” when deciding whether to pay employees who missed work on Monday du(...)

A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will be paid arrears of over €15,000. File photograph: Getty Images

A woman whose pension was cut off for 18 months because she refused to register for a public services card is to have her payments restored and will b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Staff and office holders are assigned equipment from stock as required to enable them carry out their official functions,” said his department.   Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

A selection of new iPads, a €15 kettle and office paintings were among the items ordered by Government Ministers on their appointments earlier this ye(...)

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