The Department of Social Protection said last year about 400,000 people closed their PUP claim once the economy partially reopened. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Department of Social Protection has received about 3,000 notifications over the past 14 months from employers about staff who were receiving the p(...)

Shoppers in Dublin after an appointment at clothes retailer Penneys. Non-essential retail has opened for click-and-collect and appointment-only shopping as part of a major easing of lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A major relaxing on Monday of Covid-19 restrictions after five months of strict lockdown sees the return of non-essential retail by appointment, haird(...)

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that the payments since the start of April  have amounted to €2.6m after they were awarded to 7,724 parents.  Photograph: Getty Images

There has been a surge in parents seeking parent’s benefit after leave entitlements were extended by three weeks last month. More than 7,500 parents(...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centenary(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Britain’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis  in Iveagh House, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Irish and British governments are to meet next month at a formal inter-governmental conference for talks on Northern Ireland for the first time si(...)

Some 12,692 people closed their PUP accounts and returned to work in the last seven days.  Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) has fallen below 400,000 for the first time this year, the Department of Social (...)

New  legislation will make it a criminal offence for gardaí to falsify, conceal, destroy or dispose of evidence gathered by a body-worn camera. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty

Gardaí who delete or conceal footage from their body cameras will face up to five years in prison under proposed legislation. The penalty is detailed(...)

Helen McEntee  pictured before going on maternity leave. Photograph: Tom Honan

Helen McEntee has become the first serving Cabinet Minister to give birth while in office. Ms McEntee temporarily stepped aside on Tuesday as Ministe(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: “It’s really important women see other women in roles and positions being able to take maternity leave, being able to return to their jobs . . .” Photograph:  Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said arrangements for her maternity leave, which began on Tuesday, are a “sticking plaster” until a more perman(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has introdcued new rules to  improve governance and communications for occupational scheme members. Photogaph: Julien Behal

The Government has moved to introduce improved protection for Irish occupational pension scheme members, transposing new EU standards, called IORP II (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »