Protesters for the Campaign to save St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road outside the High Court. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Joe Brabazon (83) has never received such a shock. His wife Kay (81), who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease,was in St Mary’s nursing home on Dublin’s M(...)

The Comptroller’s report  recommends changes to the HSE’s approach in a number of cases to dealing with the contribution of residents to the cost of their care under the scheme. File photograph: iStock

The weekly cost of accommodating a person in a publicly-run nursing home under the “Fair Deal" scheme is over 60 per cent higher than in a private fac(...)

When a person clicks on the link in the scam text message, they are  asked to provide their bank account details. Photograph: iStock

Text messages relating to the pandemic unemployment payment and requesting bank account details is a “scam” and should be ignored, the Department of E(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said there were no plans to reinstate the Covid-19 payment to asylum seekers in direct provision who had lost work. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said it will not increase the daily expenses allowance for asylum seekers following a r(...)

To become a temporary agent, the recipient must complete a required form which is available from the post office. File photograph: The Irish Times

An Post will allow a proxy to pick up social welfare payments on behalf of people who cannot venture out because of the coronavirus. In the event of(...)

File photograph of Paschal Donohoe, with a facsimile of his public services card. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has finally published the Data Protection Commission’s highly critical report on the depart(...)

New light has been shed on how a dispute over the lawfulness of the Public Services Card project has soured  the relationship between the Department of Social Protection and the Data Protection Commissioner

What just happened? The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has published the full report of the Data Protection Commissioner’s in(...)

National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

‘Zero consideration has been given to the issue of adequacy or coverage; it doesn’t benefit citizens in any real meaningful way,’ says one pensions professional. Photograph: iStock

As if pensions weren’t already complicated enough, a move at Government level to impose new EU regulations on members of all occupational schemes is s(...)

The Government has denied the Public Services Card is a national identity card

The Department of Social Protection has refused to release information regarding the Data Protection Commission’s investigation into the public servic(...)

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