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Independent TD Joan Collins rejected Leo Varadkar’s claim as a red herring. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the Government cannot support a Sinn Féin Bill to stop employers using tips or service charges to make up contract(...)

Minister for Social Protection was sharply criticised by Independent Senator Michael McDowell and others. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Bill to prevent employers deducting or withholding tips from employees has been passed by the Seanad despite Government opposition. Senators voted (...)

The ESRI has previously said the Government’s decision to hold personal and employee tax credits fixed while wages and prices rise ‘amounted to an effective tax increase for many workers’.

Inflation-proofing tax and welfare changes in the budget would cost the Government an additional €1.2 billion, a new study has indicated. The researc(...)

Currently in some establishments, service staff may receive less than their contracted wage from their employer, on the basis their pay is supplemented by tips from customers.  Photograph: iStock

The Government is to bring forward new legislation to ban employers using service tips to help pay workers’ wages, and require businesses to display t(...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

Poet Patrick Kavanagh, who died in 1967.

A further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are being available to the public online from Tuesday. Accessibl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/File photo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he trusts the courts to make the right decision in a personal injuries claim taken by a Fine Gael TD after she fell of(...)

Fine Gael MEPs Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly on the campaign trail in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Fine Gael is attempting to shore up its second European Parliament seat in Ireland South as Fianna Fáil aims to get two MEPs elected in the constituen(...)

Minister Regina Doherty says ‘the provision of adequate and nutritious meals for a child’s health, learning, attention and educational achievement is invaluable’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children will have the option of a vegan or vegetarian school dinner as part of a pilot project to provide hot dinners to 7,200 children in 36 primary(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

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