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(...)

Daniel O’Connell  was surrendered to UK authorities by detectives from the Garda extradition unit. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Irish man has been surrendered to British authorities for failing to pay a decades-old multimillion-pound fine for tax evasion. Daniel O’Connell ((...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

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(...)

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