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Charges axed for group water schemes

Charges axed for group water schemes

The government has funded the abolition of water charges to ensure that there is no difference between people on group water schemes and those on public water supplies

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

New judicial guidelines are considered the most appropriate method of dealing with the issue of spiralling damages, as any form of legislative cap by politicians would amount to an unconstitutional intrusion on the functions of the judiciary

SMEs to be hit with larger PRSI bill due to minimum wage hike

SMEs to be hit with larger PRSI bill due to minimum wage hike

While businesses will have to pay these wage increases, they will also have to find the money to pay for a knock-on hike of around €480 in annual PRSI payments on their workers’ wages

Pope Francis hits out at 'betrayal of trust' by abusers

Pope Francis hits out at 'betrayal of trust' by abusers

There was a critical reaction to Pope Francis’s speech from abuse survivors, who had hoped that he would announce details of measures to crack down on Church figures who committed or facilitated sexual abuse against children

State pays market price to buy back properties sold at discount to vulture funds

State pays market price to buy back properties sold at discount to vulture funds

The Department of Housing confirmed to The Sunday Business Post that a number of homes which were sold by Nama to Cerberus in recent years are part of a portfolio of properties under offer by the Housing Agency

Is this the true high point of Irish Catholicism?

Is this the true high point of Irish Catholicism?

In contrast to the papal visit in 1979, this weekend’s events show a Catholicism marked by noisy dissent, critical engagement and a more accountable leadership

Varadkar’s speech points to normalisation of Church-state relationship

Varadkar’s speech points to normalisation of Church-state relationship

Varadkar guides the Church towards an understanding of modern Ireland

Pope: Abuse a source of pain and shame

Pope: Abuse a source of pain and shame

The Pope arrived into the same courtyard in Dublin Castle where recent celebrations were held after the Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum and the repeal of the Eighth Amendment

British prices and pensioners would take 'no-deal' hit

British prices and pensioners would take 'no-deal' hit

25 technical notes released by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set out how British businesses and citizens should prepare for the possibility of talks with the EU collapsing

Brexit Negotiations Will Now Be Carried Out ‘Continuously,’ Barnier Says

Brexit Negotiations Will Now Be Carried Out ‘Continuously,’ Barnier Says

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

While Harris is universally recognised as a top-class policeman, the question being asked is whether his previous PSNI work alongside MI5 makes him unsuitable to lead Ireland's security operations

Temporary employment back to pre-crisis levels, says ESRI

Temporary employment back to pre-crisis levels, says ESRI

The think-tank's research shows, however, that there is little evidence that temporary work is a stepping stone to a permanent job

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

A question of faith

A question of faith

John Paul II came to an already changing but still deeply Catholic Ireland. Pope Francis, however, will visit a country where a battered Church is under pressure from within and without

Joy at Pope Francis’s visit reflects an Ireland of two Churches

Joy at Pope Francis’s visit reflects an Ireland of two Churches

The current pontiff’s popularity derives from his rejection of the trappings of the scandal-riven institution