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Misogyny towards single mothers is ‘not diminishing fast enough’, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Misogyny towards single mothers is “not diminishing fast enough”, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Minister was respondin(...)

An ESRI report published in January found 21 per cent of lone parent families in consistent poverty compared with 6 per cent of families with two parents. File photograph: Getty Images

How lone parents are treated in the budget will be a test of the Government’s commitment to gender equality, organisations and individuals advocating (...)

An Irish Water meter being installed.  “A sense of trying to achieve too much too soon is suggested by  by the approach to the overall water sector reform programme,” said Mr O’Leary.

Government policy on property tax succeeded where water charges failed because a “too much, too soon” approach was taken to the latter, economist Jim (...)

Brendan Howlin. Joan Burton said it would be ‘unfair’ if his leadership was discussed before he outlines how Labour will increase its popularity, and win more local authority seats, next spring. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brendan Howlin should be allowed outline how he intends to improve Labour’s fortunes in next year’s local elections before his leadership is debated, (...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

A small strip of land next to the UCD boat club has been set aside by the OPW for a bridge. Google Street View

Government officials are in talks about building Dublin’s newest bridge over the Liffey, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe ha(...)

Construction at the Lidl site in Jobstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On the morning after the Lidl on Fortunestown Lane in Jobstown, Co Dublin, was broken into and looted last March, Solidarity councillor Brian Leech wa(...)

The accused gave a false name when charged with trespassing.

A homeless woman suffering from alcohol and heroin addictions has admitted carrying out an “opportunistic” burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe acknowledged there is ‘a lot of progress to make’ to address the disparity between men and women in the most senior positions. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The gender gap at the top in the Department of Finance is “unacceptable”, Paschal Donohoe has admitted. He acknowledged there is “a lot of progress t(...)

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton said there was a need for a standing commission on taxation to deal with tax loopholes and other controversies. File photograph: Bloomberg

Legislation that aims to tackle once and for all the “emerging international view of Ireland as a tax haven,” has been introduced in the Dáil. Labour(...)

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