Around 1,000 people are set to be employed to retrain the long-term unemployed in 100 offices around the country.
Tánaiste Joan Burton has made a clear attempt in this budget to tackle one of the “broken promises” that has haunted Labour, writes Michael Brennan.
The most surprising feature of Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s budget is the hike in the Universal Social Charge for higher earners, writes Michael Brennan.
The government is facing a tougher challenge to pass the budget's social welfare measures following the election of Gerard Craughwell to the Seanad.
The health service will publish more detailed information about patient waiting lists by the end of this year.
The electorate have used the Dáil by-elections to send a clear message to the government and the two main opposition parties
UPDATE: The HSE is set to dramatically improve the level of transparency about patient waiting lists, Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said.
The number of county librarians is set to be reduced under new plans to lower the cost of local government.
Government fears abuse of Irish Water's honesty-based system for capping water charges for people with medical conditions