Regina Doherty

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John Brady  said 117,131 people who had been through the programme ‘have not sourced employment or seemingly anything at all’.

The employment activation service JobPath has cost taxpayers €162.55 million and provided just 11,334 jobs that lasted at least one year, according to(...)

 Providing free dental care for adult medical-card holders and all children would cost €80m a year, according to an analysis. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Providing free dental care for adult medical-card holders and all children as proposed under the Department of Health’s new oral health policy would c(...)

Jean Winters, of  the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said trade unions in the construction industry had created a narrative that bogus self-employment was widespread. Image: iStock.

Legislation that would tackle the problem of bogus self-employment with “draconian” penalties will hurt the Irish economy, the Irish Business and Empl(...)

The Fine Gael intention is to link payments such as the pension to the consumer price index this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has said it will “completely” oppose an attempt by the Government to link welfare increases to inflation, in an early indication of a pote(...)

Bogus self-employment arrangements are where workers are forced by an employer to declare themselves self-employed rather than employees. Photograph: Getty Images

New proposals aimed at clamping down on bogus self-employment practices are to be considered by Government this week. Unions maintain the practices a(...)

The commission  maintained that legislation in this area ‘may not be enforceable’. Photograph: Getty Images

New legislation or regulations to ensure that workers receive tips or gratuities paid by customers are not needed, the Low Pay Commission has advised (...)

With fewer than half  of all workers having a workplace or private pension, and concerns over the future viability of the State pension, the need for a supplementary savings is seen as essential. Photograph: iStock

It’s been a long time in coming but is a private pension for all ever actually going to get here? First mooted back in 2006, auto-enrolment, where em(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said that without JobPath they would not have 5.3 per cent unemployment which had dropped from 15.7 per cent Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has accused Independent TD Mattie McGrath of “bullying” which she said she would not tolerate, during s(...)

Children are the single biggest group of the population living in poverty. They worry about their parents and learn not to ask. And as they get older they become more aware and feel inferior

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty: ‘The vast majority of our schools don’t have kitchens and we’re not going to retrofit all of the schools that don’t but there are other ways that we can do this’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Free hot meals could be made available to every school in the country under a plan to be proposed by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty. M(...)

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