The Bill to abolish severance pay is being sponsored by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

IntroductionThis Budget and Estimates sets out to deliver on this Government’s promise to the Irish people at the last General Election – to fulfil ou(...)

Joe Heffernan of Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced to life for murdering a 21-year-old student after unsuccessfully claiming diminished responsibility. Photograph by Eamon Ward

If someone with mental illness commits a serious crime like murder how do you balance the needs of treatment and justice?The courts have grappled with(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: established JobBridge in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A total of 228 JobBridge interns have been taken on by 14 Government Departments, but none of them has been kept on after completing their placemen(...)

94 St Stephen’s Green – Department of Justice HQ of 1,979sq m is leased to the State for ¤1.02m until 2018

A portfolio of 25 property investments, mainly in central Dublin and valued at close to €2 billion during the boom, are to be offered for sale on the (...)

Ombudsman  Emily O Reilly who  investigated  the failure of the HSE to implement a decision of the Social Welfare Appeals Office to award Supplementary Welfare Allowance.  Photograph:  The Irish Times

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has found that decisions by the HSE involving an asylum seeking mother and her two daughters “were taken without proper autho(...)

A terraced house in Dublin’s upmarket Ranelagh has em erged as the centre of a complex global corporate structure run by four of the wor ld’s mo(...)

Self-employed tax and financial adviser    Lorraine Cooke with her sons Daniel (5) and Jack (2) in her office at home in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s said that there’s never a good time to have a baby if you think about it too much – and this is doubly true if you’re a self-employed woma(...)

Irish language commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin said “speaking Irish isn’t a crime”

Every garda will be issued with a laminated list of basic Irish phrases, following an incident in which a man stopped f(...)

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