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# public-services - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery

The Ombudsman received more than 3,300 complaints about public services last year.

# public-services - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Woman who stole €140k worth of fraudulent benefits caught after picture taken for Public Services Card

Maria Redmond (60) claimed an invalidity pension for 13 years while she was working as a cleaner in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

# public-services - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Hospitals, schools, jobs? Why the government's 'end goal' is for every adult to have a Public Services Card

Stories of people denied services for not having the Public Services Card have made the news. Here’s what you need to know about it.

# public-services - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Poll: Should the Government reduce taxes? Make It Rain This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government reduce taxes?

Many economists believe that tax cuts are a bad idea.

# public-services - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

# public-services - Thursday 16 May, 2013

IBEC wants the law changed so strikes won't disrupt key services

IBEC wants the government to increase the notice period that needs to be served on companies.

# public-services - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.

# public-services - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government unveils 'master plan' to move public services online

The eGovernment plan hopes to allow adults renew passports, apply for driving licences, and file company documents online by 2013.

# public-services - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: The public sector isn’t there to provide jobs, it’s there to work for us

Truly intelligent efficiencies would deliver more fulfilled workers as well as better services, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-services - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

'Streaming' in schools is bad for students - ESRI

Grouping students according to their ability leads to a fall in average student performance, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Poorest have the worst experience of public services in Ireland

A new ESRI study on public services has found that Irish people give the health system a lower rating than that of almost every other system in western Europe.