Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan also called for clarity on the help-to-buy scheme which had cost €310 million since July 2016. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No proper explanation has been given for almost €1 billion going to landlords for private rental accommodation, a Government TD has said. Chairwoman (...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said the Pandemic Unemployment Payment had to be sustainable. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment now being received by more than 200,000 people will be reviewed in January, Minister for Social Protection Heather H(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a contradiction at the heart of Budget 2021. Billions of euro will be pumped into the economy but much of the money will be used to prop(...)

One Cork-based worker said: “I’m still not getting forms back signed and stamped from Aer Lingus. It’s a disgrace.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus workers who are living in “near poverty” since their pay was reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic claim they are experiencing “chaos” as th(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) scheme is expected to cost more than €5.2 billion by April 2021.

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has signalled that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) could be extended beyond April next year, (...)

The proposal for the increase in the national minimum wage  was based on a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: iStock

The national minimum wage for adults is to be increased by 10 cent per hour from the beginning of January next year. The new rate will be set at €10.(...)

Heather Humphreys: “Some €55.2m has been paid out in pandemic unemployment payments this week, supporting almost 206,000 people.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people receiving the special Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment has fallen by over 11,500 over the last week to 205,593 . However, (...)

“These are errors which should not have occurred. However, the error will not disadvantage any student,” Minister for Education Norma Foley said. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Education has apologised for errors which resulted in at least 6,500 students receiving a lower grade than they ought to have receive(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

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