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#Regina Doherty

From TheJournal.ie 54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money State Pension

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support Swing-gate

'I don't know how she's still standing': Doherty sympathetic to Bailey but declines to express election support

It comes as Fine Gael members voted for a review of the Dun Laoghaire election candidates following ‘Swing-gate’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office Jobspath Macht Frei

'Jobpath Macht Frei': Condemnation after 'extremely offensive' sign placed at Cork Welfare office

The slogan “arbeit macht frei” is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase Annual Report

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

From TheJournal.ie 'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce Return To Work

'Returnships' to be introduced to help women get back into the workforce

Minster Regina Doherty said women often lack the “confidence and belief in themselves” to return to work after a long period of time.

From TheJournal.ie Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

From TheJournal.ie JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit Jobseekers

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

From TheJournal.ie So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now? PSC

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?

The government is ploughing ahead with its support for the card, but what do you need it for right now?

From TheJournal.ie Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy' Public Services Card

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog Public Services Card

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud Welfare Fraud

750,000 social welfare claims to be reviewed as part of Government clampdown on fraud

The Department aims to save €530 million by tackling fraud over the next four years.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report' Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so' PSC

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'

The government is in a showdown with the Data Protection Commissioner over a report on the legality of the PSC.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report? What Now?

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling Public Services Card

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim PSC

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

From TheJournal.ie PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens Public Services Card

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card? What Now?

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?

The findings by the Data Protection Commissioner open up the possibility of legal action from PSC holders, solicitors say.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

From TheJournal.ie 'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage' PSC

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'

The long-awaited report on the legality of the PSC is expected in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment Penalty Rates

Thousands of social welfare recipients penalised over inadequate attempts to find employment

5,821 people were subject to ‘penalty rates’ during the first half of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments Flying Kites

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

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.

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