THE Indecon survey of JobBridge is something of a swan-song, as Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar had indicated last May that the controversial internship scheme would be scrapped and replaced by one ‘more fit for purpose’.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
The two parties in pole position to form the next government have re-committed to establishing a state investigation into graphic abuse of a woman with severe intellectual disabilities after two months of inaction on the issue.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Having taken the moral high ground by endorsing coalition legislation scrapping severance payments for ex-ministers, there is a bitter twist of irony about former minister Alan Shatter’s compromise of accepting the €70,000 payment and then giving the money away to the Jack and Jill charity.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has fired a shot across the bows of some of his Fine Gael colleagues in relation to reform of our privacy laws. Fine Gael ministers have been pushing the idea of statutory regulation of the media in recent months.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013
THE coalition’s four-year budget plan will fail to convince investors, international markets and taxpayers that Ireland can recover as exact details of planned cuts have been substituted for headline totals which do not provide any real clarity, the opposition claims.
Sat, 05 Nov, 2011