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The social welfare fraud campaign  was conceived by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when minister for social protection. Photograph: The Irish Times

Reports by members of the public of suspected social welfare fraud are currently averaging 500 each week. Minister for Social Protection Regina Doher(...)

Leo Varadkar said: ‘I am very satisfied that the campaign has been effective in raising the discussion around this topic’.

Reports made to the Department of Social Protection have increased by 66 per cent in the aftermath of the recently launched ‘Welfare Cheats Us All’ pu(...)

The Government lost by 90 votes to 51 on a Fianna Fáil motion to halt plans to regionalise the services. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has been defeated in a vote on a planned restructuring of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) and the Citizens Information se(...)

Abolition of mandatory retirement age:  The Bill will now go to a Dáil committee. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government accepted in principle a Sinn Féin Bill abolishing the mandatory retirement age in the Dáil on Thursday night. Minister of State for Ju(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was also looking at outsourcing the treatment of some of the teenagers awaiting scoliosis procedures

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he would welcome a Dáil debate on the Health Service Executive (HSE) plan on scoliosis due at the end of the(...)

ESB says the network is primarily concerned with a batch of 17,000 meters that it estimates 10 per cent could be faulty. Photograph: ESB Networks

ESB Network is recalling about 27,000 electricity meters over concerns a fault has caused some domestic customers to be charged incorrectly. The uti(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I don’t think somebody who is 18 or 19, many of whom are living at home with their parents, should be getting €188 a week. I don’t think that’s good for them.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Teenagers living at home with their parents should not be on €188 a week in jobseeker’s allowance because it is bad for them, according to Minister f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in conversation with Caitríona Ruane.  His departure will be on his own terms. Alan Betson/The Irish Times

How was it possible to frame Sinn Féin’s status in Irish politics after the general election? They were a little bit like the Government after the Ap(...)

Supporters of boxer Katie Taylor watching her Rio Olympic fight on the big screen erected at the seafront at her hometown of Bray,  Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. It was not what they came for. . . The Bray seafront was basking in glorious mid-August sunshine and a line of mu(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: says Bill will allow new fathers, including fathers of adopted children, to take paternity leave and a minimum paternity benefit of €230 a week for two weeks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Up to 40,000 fathers a year may apply for the new provision of two weeks’ paternity leave, which the Government hopes to have in place by the end of (...)

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