Manual workers are the most likely to be off sick, followed by desk-bound workers, the very ones who spend all day sitting at a desk.

(...) working hours. Life at work has changed fundamentally over the last five decades: the fall in manual(...)

‘Hi guys,’ the apple blossom whispered to us through her feathery boa, like a girl who was really enjoying the party. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...). A big square hole had been cut into the work surface, and inside the aperture, precariously held(...)

Australian centre Andrew Smith will move on from Munster after playing an important part in their run to the Guinness Pro 12 final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) will stay in Europe. “We’ll work that out in the coming weeks. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and(...)

Tom Geraghty, Mercer Ireland chief executive: “If you look at one of the frustrations I have had since coming into the CEO position, it is that we are still known as a pensions firm.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) of some of the most radical changes in the workplace in generations. The dramatic divide between work(...)

Facing down differences: employers with diverse teams believe it gives them a competitive edge. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

(...) when looking for work than those who had arrived during the boom. It wasn’t all bad news though. The(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Ciaran and Michael Crean at the opening of MicksGarage.com headquarters in Park West, Dublin.  Their business began life in a bedroom in 2004. Now it’s an €11 million turnover company employing 48 people. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Garage recently recruited five staff to work in the area of big data analytics, and a decade on is now as much a(...)

 The classic scythe, with a crooked handle and right-angled blade, was strictly for mowing grass or corn. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) to a lesser extent work at the expense of religion. In each decimal week, nine days were dedicated to(...)

Central Bank is one of MKO’s clients. The Dublin-based accountancy firm is to rebrand as EisnerAmper Ireland. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...). “While we remain an independent Irish firm owned by our partners, it makes sense for us to work(...)

David Cameron being greeted by French president François Hollande at the Élysée Palace yesterday. Mr Cameron also met Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. Photograph: Philippe Wojzaer/Reuters

Union,” he said. “If our partners do not agree with us, do not work with us to deliver that package(...)