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(...)

Helen Johnston, author of the report for the NESC: Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost one-quarter of households in Ireland are classified as “jobless”, far above the EU average, according to a report yesterday by the National Ec(...)

Unemployment, housing and poverty: all areas where younger people have been hit harder.

Those aged under 45 have been affected “dramatically” more by the property crash and recession than those 45 and over, according to a new resea(...)