Since January 2016 “housing assistance” has been a ground on which it is explicitly illegal to discriminate in the letting of housing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is “systemic discrimination” by landlords against people dependent on housing benefits and it is “unreasonable” to expect individual victims alo(...)

Sylva Tukula Photograph: AMACH! LGBT+

No formal written request was made to a coroner that the body of a woman who died in direct provision be released to her friends following the investi(...)

The grave where Sylva Tukula is buried at Bohermore Cemetery in Galway.

A “breakdown in communication” between An Garda Síochána, the coroner’s office, and the Departments of Justice and Social Protection resulted in a wom(...)

Some 475 inmates are   at large from Irish prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 475 inmates are currently at large from prisons around the country, authorities have confirmed. While the majority are deemed “technical breache(...)

Margaret O’Connor in her trademark fedora

Two years ago milliner Margaret O’Connor was unemployed but she had a great reputation and a string of international accolades to her name. Now she h(...)

The Public Service Pay Commission is likely to propose increases in military service allowances for Army personnel  and to patrol duty allowances for Naval Service members, sources said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Increased take-home pay for members of the Defence Forces is likely to be recommended by the Public Service Pay Commission when it reports to the Mini(...)

Monica Lawlor BL, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said Finbarr Boyle stole money from a school for ‘selfish reasons’ including a ‘very large amount of golf equipment’. File photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

A former principal who stole €204,000 from his school for golf equipment and weekends away, has been sent to jail after his original suspended sentenc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe launching Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023 last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish workers close to retirement are calling for clarity on the proposed new State pension system after the Government failed to meet a number of dea(...)

Ministers last week consented to the change, which will seek to resolve the issue that arose after the referendum approving same-sex marriage was passed in 2015. File Photograph: Getty

An anomaly in the law that prevented male same-sex couples from receiving adoptive leave and benefit is set to be resolved by legislation that has bee(...)

Skillnet Ireland chief executive Paul Healy: “We will all have to be more agile, flexible and able to move between jobs.”

Increased longevity, pressure on the pensions system, and the changing nature of employment are combining to create a profoundly different career land(...)

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