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(...)

Bill would ensure public bodies shared data ‘where it is appropriate to do so’

Government departments and other public bodies would be allowed to share information about citizens’ incomes and other financial details under a “sign(...)

Carol Clarke  pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing from the Department of Social Welfare at Phibsborough post office. Photograph: Collins

A school cleaner stole more than €100,000 in social welfare fraud over a 17-year period by pretending to be her sister, a Dublin court has heard. Car(...)

Some employees and passengers at certain  international airports accept their faces being photographed for security. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

John de Mol is a Dutch entrepreneur and media tycoon, who has been listed as one of the 500 richest in the world. His influence here in Ireland is chi(...)

There are too many post offices, according to the CEO of An Post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are “far too many post offices” in the Republic of Ireland, according to the chief executive officer of An Post. Speaking on Tuesday evening, (...)

 Ally chairwoman  Gemma Rowley and minister of state for women’s affairs Nuala Fennell at the launch  of the Reach Out campaign in 1985. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Employers submitted to the department of labour that the operation of the Maternity Protection of Employees Act had posed “constraints” on the effici(...)

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