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Changes introduced by former tánaiste Joan Burton resulted in employed lone parents who had been in receipt of the payment losing 1.9% of income while their non-employed counterparts saw no change

Lone parents who were forced to take up work as a result of changes to the One Parent Family Payment from 2011 suffered a fall in income, a new study (...)

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The policing operation around an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 lacked “strategic direction” and risk assessments were not ca(...)

 Minister for Arts Heather Humphries was meeting the Arts Council to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.   File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

The Taoiseach has said there should be “no tolerance” of assault, sexual harassment or bullying in any workplace. Leo Varadkar was speaking in the D(...)

Marion Herbert, Stephanie Laffan, Lorraine Kane and Lisa Murphy-Maher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The past three years, since the Jobstown anti-water charges protest, have been “hell” for the families of those charged over the incident, according t(...)

 Paul Murphy TD said the decision by the DPP to abandon the trials would  strengthen calls for an inquiry into the Garda investigation of the protest in Jobstown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Criminal charges have been dropped against 11 people due to stand trial over the alleged false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton, and other (...)

Irish Government departments will spend at least €39.3 million this year in an effort to better prepare for Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Dealing with Brexit will cost Irish Government departments at least €39.3 million this year, according to figures compiled by the Labour Party. As pa(...)

The so-called ‘Jobstown six’ including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy (centre) who were all cleared of all charges on Thursday.  Photograph: PA

The so-called ‘Jobstown Six’ should not have been charged with false imprisonment following the water charges protest in 2014, former minister for jus(...)

Karen O’Connell at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A former Labour Party adviser has rejected a suggestion that video clips taken at the Jobstown protest in 2014 show an atmosphere at odds with her evi(...)

Protesters outside the Children’s Court in Dublin’s Smithfield during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The prosecution of a schoolboy accused of the false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton is a “recipe for totalitarianism”, his barrister has ar(...)

Plenty of empty seats on view in the Dáil... TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed  until the 20 members required for a quorum were found. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed for 40 minutes until the 20 members required f(...)

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