Liz Canavan: the number of people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment continues to fall. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Employers who are struggling to hire or rehire staff are being encouraged to notify the Department of Social Protection, who will follow up with the w(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has been asked if the Government now believes that the salary increase of more than €80,000 for the ro(...)

Robert Watt’s time in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was due to end in April after a decade there in the top role. File photograph: Collins

Sometime before lunch on December 23rd Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath quietly abandoned long-held traditions that have gov(...)

Taoiseach Micheál  Martin is scheduled to testify at the commission in the second half of next month. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is due to testify next month at the inquiry into loan write-offs at the former Anglo Irish Bank about a private meeting with (...)

A workman removes the Anglo Irish Bank signage and lettering from its former head office in St Stephen’s Green Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State’s commission of investigation into loan write-offs at the former Anglo Irish Bank has been granted a further extension until October, a Gove(...)

 Robert Watt worked as interim secretary general at the Department of Health until Cabinet decided on Tuesday to appoint him to the permanent position. File photograph: Collins Photos

Robert Watt, the newly appointed Department of Health secretary general, is being asked to explain how his waiving of some of the €292,000 salary that(...)

Future of Media Commission chairman Brian MacCraith: Body  is being funded through the Department of the Taoiseach. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A commission set up to examine the future of media in Ireland has so far cost the taxpayer almost €240,000. The Future of Media Commission – which ha(...)

The draft email says the project would ‘provide a central and integrated insight centre and platform that better informs our cross-government C-19 response. Photograph: NIAID-RML via AP

Consultants working for the Government discussed setting up a “war room” for a data-driven “integrated insight centre” on Covid-19 dubbed “One Governm(...)

The Taoiseach has been criticised for failing to provide details on the process on deciding on a new €292,000-a-year salary for the next Department of Health secretary general. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach and other senior Government figures have been criticised for failing to provide details on the process on deciding on a new €292,000-a-y(...)

Leo Varadkar  considers it timely to review collective bargaining and the industrial relations landscape in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is timely now to review the country’s industrial relations landscape given legal challenges to parts of the existing system and international devel(...)

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