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Micheál Martin, as the alternative taoiseach to Leo Varadkar, will face more scrutiny ahead of the next election than at any time in the past. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Even though it was a statement of the obvious, it still gave pause for thought. Regina Doherty, the Minister for Social Protection, was on RTÉ’s Morn(...)

“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

Public Service Card: There will be a large cohort of civil servants and politicians licking their wounds this weekend.

The findings of the Data Protection Commissioner’s report into the Public Services Card are a vindication for many parties. A group of campaigners an(...)

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has called for the immediate publication of the full report from the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card. Cavan-Mona(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: found that key aspects of the PSC have no basis in law. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ever since it was first announced, the Public Services Card (PSC) has divided opinion. Its proponents argued that it would make life easier and more(...)

A new report calculates that a no-deal Brexit could cost hotels in the Republic €52 million next year

Risky loans Regulators have raised the alarm about the threat that risky loans to heavily-indebted businesses pose to Irish banks, the Sunday Times r(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Political writer and barrister Noel Whelan who died on Wednesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

The President and Taoiseach have led tributes to Noel Whelan, the political commentator and barrister who died on Wednesday night after a short illnes(...)

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased to about €10.10 per hour for adult workers from next year.

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased to about €10.10 per hour for adult workers from next year. It is understood that the Low Pay Comm(...)

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” by 2040

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” b(...)

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