OPINION: Eight months ago, rumours about BISP's name change had stirred a controversy. The PPP was obviously against the idea, whereas the top PTI leadership was reportedly divided. Later, BISP's chairperson Sania Nishtar buried...

Economic growth and social protection should be in parallel to ensure sustainable progress, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said as the country strives for economic progress, it is imperative for the country's...

The Christmas Bonus for social welfare recipients is set to be paid out in the first week of December. This year the payment will be given to over 1.2 million recipients. Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said the payments...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is forecasting 3.2 percent economic growth in Estonia in 2019, and is advising the Estonian government to rethink its planned pension reform, as allowing people to...

Increased funding, changes to commissioning and investing in the workforce could help overhaul a system at breaking point. All eyes are on the NHS this election, with all the main parties promising big funding increases to support it. But what about...

Since 2017, over 68,000 West and Central African migrants stranded along the main migration routes, mainly in Niger (25,400) and Libya (29,900), have been assisted to voluntary return to their countries of origin. Nigeria, Mali and...

With a properly funded system, the Care Act could be the already-in-place legislation that many seeking change have been asking for.  When the Care Act was passed, my predecessor as president of the Association of Directors of Adult...

A new labour hire program for people with disability, called LabourIn, is launching at a high demand time of year, just before small to medium businesses start to hire more short-term labour in preparation for the demanding...

BLOG: Europe’s political forces are divided between those who regard the EU as promoting unfair, inefficient neoliberal economic policies, and those who see the bloc as key to preserving the relatively equitable and inclusive “...

OPINION: During the week of 25 November, senior government officials, social partners, civil society organisations and representatives of the international community will gather in Geneva to take part in the International Labour...

BLOG: Across Europe there are country differences in how families care for children, dependent adults and the elderly. While some of these differences could be cultural, stemming from what people consider ‘right’ or appropriate in...

The State’s decision to require parents to have a public services card to qualify for new national childcare payments is “illegal” and “highly discriminatory”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned.