Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

A 47-year-old former social worker has walked free from court after a jury took less than 45 minutes to acquit her of nine counts of deception relatin(...)

Séamus Pattison during a sitting of the Dáil in 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Former Labour TD and Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison has died at the age of 81. Mr Pattison was a TD for Carlow-Kilkenny for 46 years until 2007 and (...)

South Dublin County Council paid out the most of any local authority. HAP tenancies in the county cost the State €22.1 million on a net basis – after payments from tenants – in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

State payments to private landlords in Dublin under housing assistance payment (HAP) surged in 2017 as the Government rolled out the State-subsidised (...)

The Affordable Childcare Scheme was announced in last year’s budget. Photograph: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images.

A tender document for a delayed information technology system to administer the Government’s Affordable Childcare Scheme is 1,000 pages long, Minister(...)

End of an era: Jimmy O’Dea points to the audience as the final curtain falls at the Theatre Royal in Dublin, in 1962. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Video may have killed the radio star, and streaming may or may not be making cinemas change their tune – see the gorgeous-looking new Stella Theatre i(...)

  Brian Bobey (64) who has been jailed for   18 months for fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man who claimed his late mother’s pension for 16 years after her death has been jailed for a year and a half. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64)(...)

Brian Bobey (64) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man is to be sentenced next week after he admitted claiming his dead mother’s pension for 16 years. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64) pleaded g(...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

Staff and pupils at Scoil Mhicil Naofa on Bere Island. On the front row far left is Erica Murphy, second from left is Meabh Hobbs and third from left is Abigale Harrington.

The first few days at school are always memorable but for the staff and pupils of Scoil Mhicil Naofa on Bere Island off West Cork last week was partic(...)

Just how much tax your relative would have to pay depends on the precise nature of the relationship and the thresholds in place at the time the inheritance takes place. Photograph: Getty Images

A relative in his 40s who is unable to work and is in receipt of a full disability allowance has been told by an elderly relative that he can expect t(...)

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