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The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?

The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.

Sinn Féin objects to Virgin Media for excluding Mary Lou from Leaders' debate

The party is also considering legal action against RTÉ for not including Sinn Féin.

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million

The Department also looked for €2 million to bolster Ireland’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

From Business ETC From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society Future Of Finance

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

From The42 West Ham star responds to Chelsea and Man United transfer speculation Wanted

West Ham star responds to Chelsea and Man United transfer speculation

Issa Diop is well aware of the speculation surrounding his future, but remains content to ‘live a little day by day’.

From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society

Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment

The IHCA criticised the latest figures and said the Government had failed to meet its own 2019 targets.

From The42 If Munster miss out on quarters it won't be a failure, argues Quinlan Last Chance Saloon

If Munster miss out on quarters it won't be a failure, argues Quinlan

Former Munster great says perspective is needed as Johann van Graan’s side face survival Sunday in Paris.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Broadcaster Marian Finucane is laid to rest, the Government cancels the contentious RIC event, and Weinstein is up in court – It’s The Fix.

Dublin City Council is owed €33 million in rent arrears from its council housing tenants

The amount the council is owed in rent arrears rose 14% last year.

'I can make dinner while keeping an eye on the kids': Inside a renovated 1970s bungalow in Dublin

A look inside Nikki’s ‘forever home’ near Dundrum village.

Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today

Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.

Transitioning to 4-day working week in public service could cost at least €3.9 billion, Donohoe says

The government doesn’t appear keen on the prospect of a four-day week in the public service.

Which Budget changes kick in today?

Many of the changes for Budget 2020 kick in today, and here’s how it will affect you.

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

Here's What Happened Today: New Year's Day

Here’s what made the news as we started 2020.

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Kazakhstan plane crash: At least 12 people dead and 53 injured, including children

Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said that “most of the passengers who died were in the front part”.

From Business ETC Budget, investing and more taxes: How are businesses getting climate-ready for 2020 Business And Climate

Budget, investing and more taxes: How are businesses getting climate-ready for 2020

We take a look at what Irish businesses have done so far – and what they have planned.

HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'

Irate healthcare workers have been contacting Minister Simon Harris all year about their fears over the ongoing recruitment embargo.

Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio as McConnell says he's not ruling out witnesses in Senate trial

Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, has trended more towards voting Republican in recent years.

From The42 Pochettino suggests he would've considered Arsenal job as he reveals he's 'open' to Premier League return Job Hunt

Pochettino suggests he would've considered Arsenal job as he reveals he's 'open' to Premier League return

The ex-Tottenham boss says he doesn’t plan on being out of work for long as he seeks his next club.

US moved to freeze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump's phone call with Zelensky

Trump is accused of withholding $400 million in assistance to Ukraine to push Kiev to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.

Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’

Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.

From The42 Johnny Ward: All-weather track in Tipperary could see Dundalk suffer greatly Column

Johnny Ward: All-weather track in Tipperary could see Dundalk suffer greatly

There is clamour for a second all-weather track among trainers in Ireland, but Tipperary is not the answer.

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project

The population of Corncrake has declined by 85% since the 1970s.

What can I get around Ireland... for exactly €350,000?

From West Cork to Ringsend, here’s what you’ll get for that budget.

A bridge too far? The inside story of the road scheme that divided a city

In the first part of Noteworthy’s investigation, we reveal the cost of the bridge more than doubled while Kilkenny County Council paid €7 million for two buildings in the centre of Kilkenny that are now valued at just €400,000.

7 tricks to take your Christmas décor from dull to delightful, according to designers

Tired of the tinsel already? Here’s how to take things up a notch.

What can I get around Ireland... for €475,000 on the nose?

From a sea view in Cork to a house with stables in Tipperary.

'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them'

Tools of the trade: The Apple Farm’s Con Traas talks being overly cautious and pruning 40,000 trees.

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment HSE

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment

The HSE has defended the use of debt collection agencies.

The government has bought an airport in Connemara for €2.5 million

Aerfort Na Minna is 28 kilometres west of Galway City.

From Business ETC 'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them' Tools Of The Trade

'Be sensitive to changes and nudge things along, rather than try to force them'

Tools of the trade: The Apple Farm’s Con Traas talks being overly cautious and pruning 40,000 trees.

Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry

Streaming giants are transforming the trade. Ireland’s creative set needs to capitalise on the opportunity.

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