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From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities New Rules

Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities

The new legislation comes after a number of restaurants came in for criticism over how tips were being distributed among employees.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

From TheJournal.ie New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists Draw The Dole

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit Social Welfare

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland Isis

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

From TheJournal.ie Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments Self-employed

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments

Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.

From TheJournal.ie Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath Employment

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff' Regina Doherty

'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'

When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Pay Up

Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500 Exclusive

An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn Progress

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages Tipping Point

Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages

Sinn Féin said the proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect employees.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning' Swing-gate

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

From TheJournal.ie Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review Pensions

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws Cheque Please This post contains videos

Restaurant tipping: Minister wants 'collective agreement' and not new laws

The minister says the agreement would stop restaurants using tips to subsidise wages.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

From TheJournal.ie TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work Unemployed

TDs say there are cheaper ways than JobPath to get people back to work

A new policy document on JobPath has been launched by Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Dail votes to end referrals to JobPath scheme as opposition parties unite to defeat government Jobseekers
From TheJournal.ie 'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme Jobseekers

'Explosion in social welfare sanctions': SF and FF team up to slam government's JobPath scheme

Sinn Féin’s motion calls on the government to end the referral of jobseekers to JobPath.

From TheJournal.ie Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions Policy And Economy

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions

Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

From TheJournal.ie 'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay Birth Cert

'If something happens to me, my wife would have no rights to her own daughter': Families criticise government for law delay

Under the current system labels of ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ exist on birth certificates.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

From TheJournal.ie New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March Insecure Work

New laws banning zero hour contracts 'in most circumstances' to be in place in March

The minister described it as one of the most significant changes ‘in a generation’.

From TheJournal.ie 'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit Illness Benefit

'We haven't crowned ourselves in glory': Apology to 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit

People began to complain of delays in Illness Benefit payments back in August.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue Illness Benefit

'Disgraceful way to treat any human being': Families forced to dip into Christmas funds as delays in Illness Benefit continue

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said discussions are ongoing in relation to the rollout of the new software systems causing the delays.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go' National Broadband Plan

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen Pylons

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

From TheJournal.ie Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice Social Welfare

Over 11,000 jobseekers forced to do exact same programme twice

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus Budget 2019

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish' Supply And Demand

Regina Doherty calls for negotiations on new deal with FF, says election talk 'childish'

Budget talks start today – but the minister says Fine Gael wants parallel talks on confidence and supply.

From TheJournal.ie Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022 Planning Ahead

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty Budget 2019

Minister promises to take 'significant' action in the next Budget to pull thousands of children out of poverty

The minister gave a strong indication there will not be a repeat of the €5 increase in social welfare payments in the next Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment Childcare Costs

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

From TheJournal.ie 'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law Together For Yes This post contains videos

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law

Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.

From TheJournal.ie 'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media' Cervical Cancer This post contains videos

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

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