Louise Bayliss

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The Department of Social Protection said that from July 2nd, a lone parent whose youngest child is seven years of age or older would “transition” from the one-parent family scheme onto another social welfare payment.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lone parents’ groups and others have called on the Government to reverse a change in policy on the ‘one-parent family’ payment, claiming many will be (...)

Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said women’s rightsand the de-segregation of schools have to be “front and centre in our discussions about the centenary of the 1916 Rising”.

Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for an end to gendered segregation in schools. Speaking at the annual soap-box for women’s r(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced  commencement of Act yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Long-awaited legislation to protect whistleblowers has finally come into effect after Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin annou(...)

 Wicklow independent candidate Stephen Donnelly.

Budgets produced by Fianna Fáil-led governments were fairer than those of the current Coalition, Independent TD Stephen Donnelly said yesterday. He sa(...)

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