Taoiseach Micheál Martin is only delighted to discuss Project Happy because it’s his baby and right there in the Programme for Government. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

Hurry up with your wellbeing framework! It’s too late now for the current session but it would be a good idea to have something in place by the time (...)

Green Party leader and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan defended the Climate Bill saying ‘at every stage, there is a ‘check’ to see does it meet social as well as environmental and economic objectives.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Opposition politicians have failed in their efforts to strengthen the Climate Bill with specific commitments on support for workers and communities as(...)

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Where do we go with the housing crisis, the seemingly intractable Rubik’s Cube of Irish policy? Move one side and you risk putting out the other. Ther(...)

“Irish cities are highly responsive in terms of supply and . . . there are more than 40,000 outstanding permissions in most cases ready to be acted on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The faux outrage generated in relation to a shared-equity approach to housing falls into an all-too-familiar pattern that has come to characterise wh(...)

The new commission on tax and welfare will  recommend changes in the taxes we pay and the entitlements we receive. Photograph: iStock

Did you notice? Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is establishing a new commission on tax and welfare, chaired by LSE academic Professor Niamh Molo(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is committed to open engagement with all sectors of society. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is to seek to strengthen existing social dialogue arrangements with trade unions, employers and other groups, Taoiseach Micheál Martin (...)

The Covid-19 pandemic has tended to worsen the disadvantage experienced by migrants and ethnic minorities in Ireland, according to the findings of a n(...)

The State could transform itself ‘from climate laggard to climate leader’, according to a new report, which highlights the State’s potential to champion green investment in the post-pandemic era.

The State could transform itself “from climate laggard to climate leader”, according to a new report, which highlights Irish potential to champion gre(...)

A ‘participation income’ for voluntary or unpaid care work is among measures proposed to radically modernise the social-welfare system in a report published on Wednesday. Image: iStock.

A “participation income” for voluntary or unpaid care work is among a series of measures being proposed in a new report on radically modernising the S(...)

The State’s dysfunctional housing system is one where ‘a land-price trap’ overly dominates in the marketplace, according to a NESC report.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The State’s dysfunctional housing system is one where “a land-price trap” overly dominates in the marketplace, according to a National Economic and So(...)

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