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(...)

 National safeguarding committee chairperson Patricia Rickard Clarke said financial abuse can be highly calculated, or can be very subtle. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 1,600 cases of financial abuse of vulnerable adults have been reported to the Health Service Executive’s national safeguarding office over a(...)

Leo Varadkar, then minister for social protection, with Kathleen Stack of the Department of Social Protection in April. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social welfare fraud detection is down significantly so far this year despite a prominent campaign launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar encouraging the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that in the case of many occupational schemes amounts paid in were not enough to match promises made. “It is regrettable, but I do not see any way of resolving it.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More powers are to be given to the Pensions Authority in the winding up of pension schemes, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. “Trustees are there to (...)

The Economist Intelligence Unit  report stated that practical support for Irish women returning to work is ‘highly limited’. Photograph: Istock

Irish breast cancer patients and survivors have less support in returning to work than sufferers of the disease in other European countries, an intern(...)

Keelin Shanley will present live coverage  of the budget speech on RTÉ.

When Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stands up in the Dáil on Tuesday to deliver his budget, RTÉ management will be hoping for a smidgen of good (...)

Tayto Park founder Raymond Coyle launching the Viking Voyage water ride. The Co Meath theme park has been a big hit since opening in 2010, emphasising that if you build attractions visitors will come. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

With the budget just four days away, the tourism industry is collectively camped beneath a picture of the Sacred Heart praying that its 9 per cent VAT(...)

A restoration of the telephone allowance is also being examined as part of the overall package. Photograph: iStock

Older people are poised to benefit in Budget 2018 with a partial restoration of the bereavement grant and further reductions to prescription charges e(...)