All couriers are considered self-employed, and they must appeal that decision if they wish it to be changed. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of workers are, and have been, misclassified as self-employed by the State, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has been told. Activist and (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath was advised by senior officials in his department that plans to pay the next secretary general of the (...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

John Barrett believes Minister for Justice  Helen McEntee will terminate his employment in early January, the High Court heard. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A member of An Garda Síochána’s senior management team has launched High Court proceedings aimed at preventing the Minister for Justice from dismissin(...)

Grafton Street on the first day of  Level-5 restrictions: Robert Watt told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee  the new restrictions would cost about €150 million per week.  Photograph:  Damien Eagers/PA

The new heightened Covid-19 restrictions will cost the State about €1 billion over the next six weeks, the secretary general of the Department of Publ(...)

 The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into being in October 2014. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into bei(...)

Former Rehab boss, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has urged the Dáil to reconsider its refusal to enter a non-binding mediation of a claim for damages by former Rehab C(...)

Speculation within Fine Gael suggests Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will dissolve the Dáil this week and call the election for either February 7th or 14th.  File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Concerns were expressed on Monday night that thousands of voters may not be eligible to vote if the general election takes place before February 15th.(...)

The statement by Conor O’Kelly, the chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (above) at yesterday’s Dáil Public Accounts Committee hearing that he is 100 per cent sure there will be another Irish recession is a bit like saying we will – some day – get another summer like the one of 2018. Photograph: Sara Freund

The statement yesterday by Conor O’Kelly, the chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency, that he is 100 per cent sure there will be a(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

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