At the moment it is standard procedure for Refugee Integration Agency to issue residents who are leaving with a letter giving them 21 days to vacate a Direct Provision centre

Criticism over Direct Provision system

20 Jul The Government needs to do a lot more to help people to transition from the Direct Provision system into mainstream society, according to a report published today by the Irish Refugee Council.

Atheist Ireland says it wants to remind parents of their legal right to have their child opted out of Religious Education

State urged to help students opt out of religion

19 Jul Secularist organisation Atheist Ireland has called on the Department of Education to ensure that second-level students are able to exercise their right to opt out of Religious Education should they wish to.

The study is based on face-to-face interviews by the Central Statistics Office with almost 6,000 adults in 2013

Groundbreaking study on quality of life problems

13 Jul Young adults in Ireland are almost twice as likely as people over 70 to experience three or more quality of life problems, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Tenants told to report informal top-ups over rent supplement to Department of Social Protection

Tenants urged to report informal rent top-ups

13 Jul Tenants paying informal top-ups to landlords on their rent supplement allowance are being urged to go to the Department of Social Protection to declare the actual payment of their rent.

The Residential Institution Redress Board has awarded nearly €1bn in compensation

Details of abuse redress board fees revealed

10 Jul A detailed breakdown of multi-million euro payments to legal firms as well as payments to members of the Residential Institutions Redress Board has been published for the first time.

John Farrelly said any mismanagement should be reported

Charity mismanagement should be reported to OCE

30 Jun The Charities Regulatory Authority has said that any State entity should have reported the information which the HSE possessed in its draft audit of the charity Console to the Office of Corporate Enforcement.