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It was initially scheduled to be finished by the end of 2012, but the Department of Social Protection has yet to reveal when its review of Irel(...)

“While Maltese salary rates are lower than those in Ireland, Maltese workers pay among the lowest taxes in [the] EU and annual living costs are substantially lower,” letter from Department of Social Protection to 60-year-old said.

The Department of Social Protection has been accused of actively promoting emigration after an unemployed 60-year-old received details of a job(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton wanted to reassure recipients of the fuel allowance during the cold snap. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The free fuel scheme allowance is to be extended for a week because of the cold weather, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Mr Kenny said the(...)

The panel of accountants is composed of members of the recognised accountancy bodies and a county-by-county list is at Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said a panel of 2,000 accountants had been established and the lenders would pay €250 to a pr(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: recently received mortgage arrears report. Photograph: Frank Miller

A report commissioned by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton will highlight the impact of mortgage difficulty on mental health and recom(...)

Youth emigration has been on the rise since 2008, with CSO migration estimates released last April showing that, between 2008 and 2012 the numbers from the 15-24 age group who are estimated to have emigrated have doubled from 17,800 to 35,800.

The number of under-25s on the live register has fallen dramatically in a number of social welfare offices in the past year with some witnessing a (...)

The Government are urging people to avoid excessive drinking during St Patrick’s Day festivities. Photograph Johnny Green/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has appealed to people to avoid the excessive drinking that sometimes mars St Patrick’s(...)

Michael Noonan will be the most senior minister in the country on St Patrick’s Day

A total of 20 Government representatives will travel abroad to represent Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The Government Chief Whip will go (...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will in effect be left in charge of the State when Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government Ministers travel a(...)

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