“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

The paper questions the sustainability of existing grant schemes. Photograph: EPA

Money allocated to increasing the take-up of electric cars will run out by 2021 unless the Government reforms its plans to incentivise the purchase of(...)

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Additional restrictions on spending for older people, those with disabilities and patients in acute hospitals are being put in place, with newly-relea(...)

Robert Watt,  secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, made the comments during an email exchange with David McRedmond,  chief executive of An Post. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of the State’s most senior civil servants has said the public service has “hundreds of offices and thousands of civil servants providing outdated,(...)

Secretary general of the Department  of Public Expenditure and Law Reform Robert Watt  is among those speaking at an economics  forum in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 42nd Dublin Ec(...)

Director general of the HSE Paul Reid and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the inaugural meeting of the new HSE board. Photograph: Alan Betson

The health service has recorded a financial deficit of more than €116 million to the end of April, new official figures show. The HSE previously said(...)

Why is Eir undertaking this full frontal assault on a broadband process  it has not been engaged in for 18 months? Photograph:  Michael Smith/Getty Images

Since its explosive claim that it could deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan for €1 billion, Eir has shown little sign of resiling fr(...)

Health support workers on strike outside St James’s Hospital on Wednesday in Dublin as a total of 10,000 hospital workers went on strike. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A three-day strike by health service support staff scheduled for next week that could have delayed operations and badly affected the supply of meals f(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Jack Horgan-Jones The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed the overspend on the national children’s hospital project could have a(...)

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