Waiting at arrivals at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new online information service aims to help make life easier for the increasing number of Irish citizens returning to Ireland from abroad. The ser(...)

Forward planning is vital if the housing needs of an aging population are to be met close to amenities and transport services. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Housing queries received by Citizens Information Board (CIB) services surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time last year as people fought to secu(...)

Paul Carroll with his wife Lillian: ‘My wife takes care of me so well, and she never complains’

Just over a year ago Paul Carroll was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Within six months, his wife Lillian gave up her job to care for him (...)

A Mabs office  in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

In the latest move in a disturbing saga, the Citizens Information Board (CIB) has withdrawn the small amount of funding it provides to the Money Advic(...)

Sign language users will soon be able to access State services in their native language. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has passed legislation giving State recognition to sign language used by the deaf. It will now be designated as a native and independent la(...)

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service was founded by volunteers to address poverty and crippling indebtedness. Along with the Citizens Information Services, it is at risk .  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Citizens Information Board (CIB) wants to disband the governance structures of two highly effective and well-regarded locally based organisations,(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Deirdre Casey, development manager, Dublin city centre Citizens Information Service. Photograph: Tom Honan

A Government-backed plan, to dissolve all Money, Advice and Budgeting Services (Mabs) and Citizens Information Services (CIS), and replace them with r(...)

Abhaile chairperson Ita Mangan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar  and Abhaile chief executive Angela Black.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) and the Citizens Information services (CIS) are acknowledged to be invaluable services that are embedded(...)

The Government lost by 90 votes to 51 on a Fianna Fáil motion to halt plans to regionalise the services. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has been defeated in a vote on a planned restructuring of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) and the Citizens Information se(...)

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