Taoiseach Micheál Martin has hinted at the possibility of restoring previous Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) rates to introductory levels for those in sectors badly affected by Covid-19.
The DCU Students Union (DCUSU) has said it will continue to work with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement with students.
The Department of Health has developed a Climate Change Adaptation Plan to identify the main challenges posed to the health service by the climate crisis.
In The run up to the presidential election, candidate Gavin Duffy has said he is “mellowing as a capitalist” and is more open to social policies.
A DCU study revealed that countries with greater press freedom have lower incidences of bribery involving public officials.
Amal Al Qubaisi, the Arab world’s most senior politician, received an honorary doctorate from DCU last Thursday.
Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were broadly viewed as a sort of populist uprising against the political establishment.
Rent allowance will increase by €149m next year in order to accommodate over 17,000 more homes, said Minister for Finance Paschal O’ Donoghue.
Child and Family Agengy, Tusla will receive an additional €40.6 million in 2018, bringing their annual funding to over €750 million.
Minister Paschal Donohue increased the VAT rate applied to sunbed services in yesterday’s budget, due to “Clear evidence” of a link between sunbed use and skin cancer, he said.
Leo Varadkar’s first budget was unveiled yesterday which contained modest increases in public spending alongside a small measure of tax relief.