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The move to make the self-employed eligible for State income supports is expected to cost in the region of €23 million in 2018.

It has been a while in coming, but from December 1st some 326,000 self-employed people will be entitled to long-term sick pay, giving the safety net o(...)

Martin McGuinness’s widow, Bernie; Gerry Adams; Michelle O’Neill; and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior figures in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have insisted they would never enter any coalition with Sinn Féin, irrespective of their leader. Sinn Féi(...)

The Government is to publish new employment rights legislation in the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty

Proposed new Government legislation aimed at providing greater rights to workers in low-paid and vulnerable employment is full of holes, the trade uni(...)

 Mandate said the Minister for Employment  Regina Doherty needed to come up with ‘robust legislation’.    Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mandate trade union is calling for on the Government to introduce “robust legislation” to get rid of “exploitative” zero-hour contracts. John Douglas(...)

Minister Regina Doherty says she will not bring an incomplete report to Cabinet on the pension anomaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she will not bring an incomplete report to Cabinet on the pension anomaly. There had been speculat(...)

Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty said Ireland’s social policy “is going to follow international norms of best practice – that parents get to stay at home with their children for the formative times in their lives”.

Shared parental leave is expected to be introduced within the lifetime of this Government, Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Dohert(...)


Any spare money found by the Government should be used to help solve the pension anomaly that sees tens of thousands of people receive less than the s(...)

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(...)

The patient will have to pay some of the cleaning fee if the dentist charges more than the €42 payable by the department.  Photograph:  John Giles/PA Wire

Free glasses and subsidised teeth-cleaning treatments are among the benefits that have been added to the State’s treatment benefit scheme. The servic(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty: claimed Fianna Fáil could not be trusted with the economy or “with the sincerity of actually saying something that people can believe in”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Fine Gael of trying to goad his party into calling a general election. Speaking at a private meeting of(...)

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