The Department of Education does not have any power to force schools to cut the cost of uniforms or books for parents, according to internal records. (...)

The processing delays stem from a dispute between the Department  Social Protection and GPs over the introduction of new illness certification forms in recent weeks. Photograph: iStock

Civil servants have warned they could take industrial action as a result of “aggressive and abusive” calls they are receiving due to delays in the pay(...)

Life in college and the academic demands it places on you are different to secondary school. You’re now in charge of your own learning.

Download pdf of full CAO Round 1 points offer here  Many students who enter college through the Disability Access Support Scheme – known (...)

Susi provides means-tested grants for further education, higher education, postgraduate studies

With the rising cost of accommodation such a decisive factor in a student’s ability to take up a college course, securing financial support through th(...)

Whichever course students accept in the first round will have no effect on their entitlement to accept an offer of a course higher up on their two lists if it becomes available in a later round. Photograph: iStock

When you log into your CAO file this morning, you will have the option of accepting one of the two possible offers made to you on the screen in front (...)

The Department of Social Protection said plans for a no-deal Brexit had been stepped up in recent weeks. Photograph: iStock

There is “broad agreement” with the UK to “maintain the status quo” in terms of payments to the holders of UK pensions in the Republic in the event th(...)

Some taxi drivers were found to be fraudulently claiming social welfare though working. In some cases, on-the-spot fines were issued to other for various breaches of PSV regulations. File photograph: Getty Images

As many as one in four foreign national taxi drivers stopped at recent illegal immigration checkpoints are suspected of having entered into sham marri(...)

The fraud was uncovered when Lawlor’s ex-wife was audited by Revenue. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man has been spared jail for a second time over fraudulently claiming €167,000 worth of social welfare payments despite an appeal by prosecutors to (...)

Under the existing legislation, children under the age of 16 are currently prohibited from accessing gender recognition, while teenagers aged 16-17 must go through a medical and psychiatric process before changing. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is today expected to agree to remove the restriction on children under 16 changing their gender. Minister for Social Protection Regina(...)

The parish office stated that the woman was dismissed accordance with parish disciplinary policy. Photograph: iStock

A parish secretary was dismissed after a row between the pensioner and her parish priest. Ten years in the job before her dismissal in July of last y(...)

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