Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter, Enrika (8). Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The family of a Lithuanian mother and daughter murdered in their home in Co Kerry at the weekend yesterday expressed their gratitude to everyone who (...)

On graduating from Trinity College Dublin last year, James Clifford had a business idea. While volunteering on St Vincent De Paul’s Trinity-based pant(...)

Fr  Michael Fleming gets ready for Mass  as Mass  cards  made by local schoolchildren are displayed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Gardaí investigating the murder of a woman and her eight- year-old daughter in Killorglin, Co Kerry, have begun examining whether the woman may have m(...)

Moneylenders are careful in their targeting by offering loans to people dependent on social welfare – or those who need it most but can afford it least.

In 1984 Today Tonight, RTÉ’s precursor to Primetime, broadcast a groundbreaking programme on moneylenders which featured a young Joe Little door-stepp(...)

Few organisations are better placed than St Vincent de Paul (SVP) to assess the burden that expensive debt places on low-income households as they str(...)

The Central Bank said there has been a small increase in the amount of money being lent by licenced money lenders.

RONAN McGREEVY The St Vincent de Paul has called on the Central Bank to publish how much money is being lent by licenced money lenders and the cost of(...)

Some farm families are feeding their animals by cutting back on buying food for themselves as they struggle to cope with the fodder crisis. Photograph: David Sleator

It has been approached by a number of farm families in recent weeks who are looking for help as a result of the fodder crisis. Its(...)

Presidential boundaries

Not so long ago, the term “intellectual” qualified as a dirty word. It was used to dismiss people who challenged established orthodoxies. One o(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: too early for any discussion of easing the tax burden for middle-income earners in the next budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two senior Labour Party Ministers have said it is premature to anticipate tax concessions for middle-income earners in October’s budget. (...)

 Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore: talk of concessions for middle income earners “speculative”

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described any discussion of easing austeriety for middle income taxpayers as "purely speculative. " Speaking a(...)

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