All couriers are considered self-employed, and they must appeal that decision if they wish it to be changed. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of workers are, and have been, misclassified as self-employed by the State, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has been told. Activist and (...)

Carmel Clarke

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

 My tutor was a man named Underwood – a Fleet Street retiree, I think. I never found out if he was anything to the famous typewriter manufacturers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s not every day you learn something new about your life, especially under the heading of educational qualifications. But I had that strange exper(...)

The most important action for mature CAO applicants  is to apply immediately to ensure all your paperwork is in order. Photograph: iStock

I lost my job recently after 20 years in the hospitality sector. I never went to college and am thinking of applying to third level. Also, my eldest d(...)

Optician Julie Neylon, who set up an online gift shop she called Wild Atlantic Living

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 There won’t be many people who will forget 2020 or (...)

Helen and Brendan Dillon lived all their married life in Clontarf.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

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 (...)

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