Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said that he expects China to allow Irish beef in for the first time next year.
From next year, unemployed people will have to upload their CVs to a government website in order to retain their social welfare payment.
The country’s most senior civil servants will have their performance rated for the first time, under a new reform plan.
Irish Water is going to hire private contractors to carry out work needed to reduce water supply to families who do not pay water charges.
A Government TD has revealed for the first time that he refused to vote for the establishment of Irish Water in defiance of the party whip.
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.