Regina Doherty

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Over three million photographs are held in the department’s facial matching database for the public services card

The Data Protection Commission has said it is investigating “potential breaches” of the General Data Protection Regulation by a Government department,(...)

Speaking to the Dáil of her experience in prison, Deputy Bríd Smith said: ‘I didn’t commit a crime, it was a civil action in case anyone thinks I’m a robber.’ File photograph: Collins

An opposition TD has spoken about her time in prison as the Dáil passed the social welfare legislation that gives effect to the provisions and payment(...)

Micheál Martin: Most TDs believe the Fianna Fáil leader wants to extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael, possibly by another year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Tuesday, similar to most Dáil sitting days over the past few weeks, negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael made their way to a room in Ag(...)

Regina Doherty, Minister for Social Protection, said that her department had written in recent weeks to 79,000 people affected by the pension anomoly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

More than 55,000 people could receive increases in pensions as part of a Government initiative to eliminate an anomaly that effectively penalised thos(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Children Katherine Zappine and Minister for Children Simon Harris,  and friends at the launch of First 5, a new strategy for babies, young children and their families. Photograph: Maxwells

Parents of new babies will be able to take up to 14 weeks of paid leave to care for their child in its first year by 2021, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael was “almost” but “not quite” ready for an election. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his primary interest is not “electoral advantage” but providing national stability, adding he does not intend calling (...)

“I anticipate that the first review outcomes will be notified to pensioners in early 2019,” Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said. Photograph: iStock

More than 70,000 pensioners will receive letters shortly on a review of their State pension and explaining a new method of calculating entitlement to (...)

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The death of a homeless man on a Dublin street this week was “tragic” and efforts are underway to provide additional accommodation for people without (...)

The paternity payment will be increased by €5 a week from late March next year. Photograph: Istock

More than 50,000 fathers have taken a two-week paternity leave payment since it was introduced in September 2016. Figures from the Department of Empl(...)

 Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty on illness benefit delays: “We have not been covered in glory the past few weeks.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has apologised to illness benefit recipients who did not receive their payment this week. She says that(...)

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