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The Society of St Vincent de Paul, One Family and SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids) have written to the Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty seeking clarification on several issues.   File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Fear and confusion is growing among the poorest working families that they will be the hardest hit if they are laid off because of the coronavirus cri(...)

Budget 2020 marked a shift in the right direction,     child advocates believe. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered a significant Budget 2020 speech last week. In a budget “without precedent” he laid out his plans to fo(...)

Free meals for children are a recognised, targeted intervention to tackle child poverty. File photograph: Getty

A pilot to provide free school meals for children in early learning centres will be announced by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Thursday. (...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A “modest” but “targeted” social protection package, which includes measures to alleviate child poverty and hardship among older people living alone, (...)

Worldpay  is based in Ohio after the Vantiv deal, though it retains an international base in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FIS, a US-based financial services technology company, has unveiled plans to buy Worldpay in a $43 billion (€38 billion) deal that would create one of(...)

Global Shares chief executive Tim Houstoun said the investment was good news for clients, partners, shareholders and staff.

Motive Partners, a US private equity company backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), has taken a 40 per cent stake in Irish fintech st(...)

Jobseekers under 26, who are on reduced rates, will receive the €5 increase. Stock photograph: Frank Miller

All weekly social welfare payments will increase by €5 from March 26th, 2018, while the qualified child payment – which is paid for each child to pare(...)

Budget 2018 will see between €1.1 and €1.2 billion of new spending and tax cuts, split 2:1  in favour of spending. Photograph: Getty

In his maiden budget speech as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe set out the first set of budgetary measures from the Government under the leadersh(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.  There will be increased staffing across the public sector to deal with Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Paschal Donohoe is to say that the Government is moving towards “sustainable” budgets when he announces his first tax and spending package as Minister(...)

The report finds that an urban couple with an infant will need a basic net income of €420 per week, including €89.73 for food, €22.66 for clothing and €7.17 for bin charges. Photograph: Getty Images

One-parent families are better off working part-time than full-time for the minimum wage of €9.25 per hour, while two-parent families lose income if b(...)

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