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Karen Clince operates a ratio of one staff to 11 schoolage children

Who’s going to foot the bill? That’s the issue around which battle lines are being drawn as regulations come in for the first time for care of childre(...)

Sister Jean Quinn: Sophia’s slogan is “providing homes, supporting people”, reflecting a philosophy which recognises that the provision of physical space alone is an inadequate response

The contrast could not have been starker. On Wednesday last Sophia Housing hosted a morning of reflection on the possible development of Wisdom centre(...)

Financial data analysis graph showing market trends over one hundred Euro bill on a digital display. Selective focus. Horizontal composition with copy space. Photograph: iStock

The absence of significant tax cuts from yesterday’s Budget will have come as no surprise but the Minister could have gone further in some key areas, (...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The “first real Shannon maintenance scheme since Queen Victoria” will start to pay off this winter as flood protection, water-level management and wor(...)

The Citywide Drugs Crisis campaign, which supports the decriminalisation of drugs possession for personal use, wants the public to make submissions to the Department of Health on the issue. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost three-quarters of recorded drugs offences last year were “possession for personal use”, using up resources better deployed helping drug-users a(...)

According to AA estimates, the average motorist is still paying an extra 25.3 per cent for insurance than they were in November 2015. Photograph: PA

More than €100 could be immediately knocked off the average cost of a motor insurance policy in the Republic if relatively straightforward measures ai(...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said in his Budget speech last October that increased exchequer funding would allow for 1,800 additional staff to be recruited. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doubts have emerged as to whether a Government promise to appoint an additional 1,800 frontline health service staff next year will be realised. Mini(...)

Progress in implementing many recommendations aimed at overcoming barriers to the recruitment and retention of doctors in Irish hospitals remains slow(...)

A United Against Racism rally in Dublin last November calling for an end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This month marks the second anniversary since an independent working group reported to the Government on the protection process and recommended improv(...)

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