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Last year
Almost 1 in 4 people close to retirement age have no pension plan
38% of adults surveyed have no pension plan in place.
All time
Contributions paid by undocumented worker cannot be counted in social welfare payments application
The Supreme Court ruled that Sharda Sobhy is not entitled to have PAYE and PRSI payments considered in her application for maternity benefit.
Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.
New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.
New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.
Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'
Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.
Your PRSI gets you a free scale and polish and 300,000 availed of it so far this year
Half a million claims for dental scale and polish, free glasses and hearing aids have been made.
Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.
There were over one million claims for free dental and eye care through the new PRSI agreement
Over one million claims were made by employees paying PRSI social insurance a with over 190,000 claims made by self-employed people.
Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners
Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.
Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams
Regina Doherty said there’d been a fourfold increase in the number of claims for free treatment benefits.
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched
It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.
More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.
Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish
From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.
Sinn Féin accuses Fine Gael of 'populist policy' as it retracts promise to abolish USC
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe yesterday announced plans to merge USC and PRSI.
A bust waste firm and a well-known PR agency are on the latest tax defaulters list
The firm behind Insights Consultants agreed a settlement with the tax man.
Self-employed would 'pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return'
Leo Varadkar said that the results of the survey carried out by his department would inform Budget 2018.
7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.
Your PRSI will now let you get a free teeth cleaning
Here's how much your tax goes up as your wages increase
Workers here often pay more in tax than those in other European countries.
Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?
Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.
Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed
However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.
Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid
Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.
Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked
The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told is under consideration.
Here's how many people will get more cash with the PRSI credit - and exactly how much they'll receive
The changes affect people on incomes from €352 to €424 a week.
Renua's radical plan to abolish loads of taxes and the TV licence
The party has proposed the introduction of a flat rate of 23% on all income.
Fianna Fáil's 45 reasons why Enda was wrong about not increasing taxes
The Taoiseach’s comments about not increasing taxes have raised some eyebrows.
Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.
More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.
Is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73 per cent tax rate?
The opposition party has come under attack for its budget proposals this week.
Enda Kenny hints at cut to top tax rate
“First step in a multi-annual plan…”
The Houses of the Oireachtas have made Revenue's tax defaulters list
Yes, really.
Revenue demanded €200,000 in unpaid tax from Paris Bakery
The figures owed relate to alleged non-payment of PRSI, PAYE and VAT.
Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim
The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.
Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013
Figures from the Department of Social Protection revealed more than 23,000 appeals were lodged in the first ten months of this year.
ISME: Plans to increase PRSI for self employed "utter madness"
The proposed rise in Pay Related Social Insurance is being considered by Minister Joan Burton.
Budget 2013: what measures kick in today
Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.
Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs
The Small Firms Association makes optimistic prediction for 2013 – *but only if SMEs are “placed at the heart of economic policy”.