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More than 21,000 couples were married in the State last year, according to figures from the Civil Registration Service.

More than 21,000 couples were married in the State last year, a decrease of about 1,000 on the previous year, according to figures from the Civil Regi(...)

Sinn Féin spokesman John Brady said the belief tenants would stop paying their rent thinking the department would cover the arrears ‘shows a worrying attitude within the department’. Photograph: iStock

Senior civil servants warned there was a “very real moral hazard” of tenants not paying their rent if emergency social welfare payments were provided (...)

Social welfare office: Younger unemployed people will see their jobseeker’s allowance restored in full to €203 per week for those 25 and over. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty put it plainly at her press conference after Budget 2020 was unveiled – if she had been able, she would (...)

Brexit contingency fund: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a Brexit package of €1.2 billion with a number of specific measures in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered his Budget 2020 speech on Tuesday. The overall budget day package is €2.9 billion. The Minister’s full (...)

 The HSA said there were five recorded workplace deaths at ports and docks countrywide since January 2018. Three of these were at Dublin Port (above), one was at Rosslare Ferryport and one at Waterford. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “blitz”of safety inspections has been launched at docks and ports around Ireland in response to concerns about five workplace deaths since the star(...)

Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, who   will bring proposals to the Cabinet this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The introduction of a proposed increase in the national minimum wage could be deferred for a couple of months until March of next year in the event of(...)

Up to 60,000 parents could be entitled to the extra leave. Photograph: iStock

New legislation to provide two weeks’ extra paid leave for each parent in the first year of a child’s life has been jointly published by three Governm(...)

 Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys (above) and Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty are working jointly on the plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Businesses deemed to be “vulnerable but viable” in the wake of a no-deal Brexit will be targeted for supports in a new initiative set to be announced (...)

Willie O’Dea: It is  suggested he  has been stung by jibes from  Opposition TDs on the pension  issue

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has privately told senior party figures they are risking a general election backlash from older voters if they do not insi(...)

Minister for Social Protection told Fianna Fáil spokesman Willie O’Dea she ‘won’t stand here and have you challenge me and have you telling me I’m telling you lies. I don’t deserve that’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over the Public Services Card (PSC) when Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty told her Fian(...)

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