Tens of thousands of passports would normally be processed each month in the run-up to the summer.

There are more than 30,000 passport applications waiting to be processed by officials working within the Department of Foreign Affairs but the Passpor(...)

Assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach Liz Canavan at a media briefing on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There had been a “very high level of compliance” with restrictions on non-essential travel over the bank holiday weekend, Liz Canavan, Department of T(...)

Davy Stockbrokers said it was, for the moment, holding back from revising down its current forecast for 5.5 per cent growth in the Irish economy for 2020 because of the highly uncertain environment. Photograph: Alan Betson

After several years of stellar growth, the Irish economy could contract this year if the coronavirus is not brought “under control quickly”, Davy Stoc(...)

Since 2016, funds totalling almost €2.2m have been approved to pay for cots, buggies and other child-related items, and almost €1.2m to assist with household bills. Photograph: Andy Rain

The cost of providing exceptional payments for items like bedding, household items and furniture for social welfare recipients has risen by almost 70 (...)

The long-awaited enforcement notice follows a damning investigation into the public services card project in August

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued an enforcement notice on the controversial public services card project to the Department of Social Protec(...)

A plaque honouring Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Next year, 2020, will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the second World War. It also marks the death of Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich(...)

Ulster Bank said it was ‘experiencing delays’ applying credits to some customers’ accounts.

Tens of thousands of people suffered delays to their pay and social welfare payments on Friday due a glitch with Ulster Bank’s credit system, although(...)

Public Service Card: in recent years the project has bloated into a cross-department identification card

The decision by the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe to challenge the findings of the(...)

Public Services Card: Pascal Donohoe and Regina Doherty had preliminary copies of the damning Data Protection Commission report a year ago.

Last week’s sharp statement from the Data Protection Commission showed the Public Services Card (PSC) project was indeed the data-gathering fiasco tha(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: found that key aspects of the PSC have no basis in law. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ever since it was first announced, the Public Services Card (PSC) has divided opinion. Its proponents argued that it would make life easier and more(...)

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