The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection said it was anticipated that fees charged would ultimately come in below the 0.5 per cent cap

The Government is facing criticism over fees for its new auto-enrolment pension scheme, with claims it is too “generous” to pension funds, and that u(...)

The council secured 12 repossession orders in the courts last year,  while three ‘lump sum settlements’ of €30,500 in total were made.

Rent arrears owed by Dublin City Council’s social housing tenants have hit almost €38 million, their highest ever level and a €4 million increase sinc(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: Future generations deserve ‘strong, independent Irish voice’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ recorded a net surplus of €7.9 million in 2020 after the pandemic led to the cancellation of major sporting events and also saw the broadcaster mi(...)

Fangzhe Qiu,  who is a lecturer and assistant professor at UCD’s School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore: ‘It’s not just about the delay, it’s the attitude towards the Irish language.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Chinese couple who applied for Irish citizenship last year had the paperwork returned by the Department of Justice because they had submitted the ap(...)

Shop steward Jane Crowe with  fellow workers at the rear entrance to Debenhams on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Following a year of protests, pickets, sit-ins and even arrests, the bitter Debenhams dispute appears near resolution. Union representatives of the m(...)

Ricky Tomlinson has campaigned to clear his name after being jailed during a strike in the 1970s. File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Actor Ricky Tomlinson and other members of the Shrewsbury 24 have hailed the reversal of “a major miscarriage of justice” as they finally cleared thei(...)

Gardaí made another arrest as part of an investigation into PUP fraud. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An organised social welfare fraud based on deceptively securing the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) netted the criminals involved almost €200,000,(...)

Matt Carthy said the figures meant ‘it works out per those 22,000 jobs, at a cost of about €11,000 per job’.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s flagship activation scheme for the long-term unemployed was costing €11,000 per successful participant, the Public Accounts Committee(...)

The contact tracing call centre in UCD. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

There are fewer public service personnel available for redeployment to other areas during the current heightened Covid-19 restrictions than was the ca(...)

Back in Ireland of the 1970s, you only got the State pension when you turned 70 –  and life expectancy was lower then. Photograph: iStock

Did you know that you might have benefited to the tune of €13,000 last week? In among the 50 cent increase on cigarettes and extension of Help-to-Buy (...)

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