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 (...)

MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

Bridewell Garda station in Cork: The suspect was arrested at the GPO on Oliver Plunkett Street Cork city centre just after 9am on Friday and released later that night.

A man suspected of committing a €500,000 fraud by continuing to draw old-age pension payments for both his parents after they died has been released w(...)

 Bridewell Garda station in Cork: The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection officials became suspicious when a man was asked to produce proof his father was alive in order to qualify for the Centenarian’s Bounty. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí in Cork arrested a 57-year-old man for questioning about a €500,000 old-age pension fraud after he continued collecting payments every week for(...)

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