Kate Tobin, who   is living with multiple sclerosis,  at her home in Clonroche, Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A bed-bound terminally ill woman says she can’t afford to travel to doctors who are keeping her alive because of the cost of taxi fares. Kate Tobin ((...)

Aviva’s operating profits increased by 4 per cent to €63 million. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Aviva Ireland’s operating profits rose by 15 per cent last year to €113 million, driven by its life business following the purchase of Friends First i(...)

The report found lone parents in the Republic were almost five times more likely to experience in-work poverty than other households with children, with 84 per cent of lone parents saying they were unable to meet unexpected expenses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The poverty rate among Ireland’s working lone parents more than doubled in just five years from 2012 with their living standards now among the worst i(...)

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

The exchequer collected just more than €8.1 billion in taxes in the first two months of the year, an increase of €293 million or 3.7 per cent on the s(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney speaks about the publication of the Bill.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Government published legislation on Friday to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit that the Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he hopes will not be (...)

Patricia King of Ictu says a pension ‘is one of the things that marks out decent employers from those who wish to exploit ordinary working people’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Supervisors and assistant supervisors working on community employment schemes are to go on strike for 12 hours on Monday. The staff concerned, who a(...)

The research from the ESRI and commissioned by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, uses data from a 2016 survey of over 5,000 households and 13,000 individuals Photograph: iStock

Lower-class parents are twice as likely to have unmet childcare needs as middle and higher-class parents, according to new research. Just under a qua(...)

Bogus self-employment occurs when workers who should be classified as employees are marked as self-employed, which can lead to benefits for employers who otherwise would have to pay PRSI and sick pay. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Almost one-quarter of workers in the construction sector are self-employed, raising the risk of bogus employment practices in the trade, union leaders(...)

Abhaile is the State’s mortgage arrears and debt resolution service

More than 11,600 borrowers received advice and support from Abhaile, the State’s mortgage arrears and debt resolution service over a two-year period, (...)

I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before we return?

Question: I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before (...)

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