Ireland’s heavy emphasis on education has served us well, but some labour market analysts now believe having an overeducated workforce can be bad both for employers and employees

It’s almost a cliché by now to say Ireland has a highly educated workforce. Multinationals choosing to set up operations here almost always cite th(...)

UK business secretary Vince Cable has condemned the Conservatives for insisting that the fees be introduced for unfair dismissal and other employment cases. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Victoria Wasteney from Ilford in Essex lost this week when she complained that she had been unfairly disciplined after a female Muslim colleague repor(...)

Some big-name companies such as McDonald’s (above), Tesco, JD Wetherspoon, Domino’s and Sports Direct have come in for heavy criticism for using zero-hour contracts in Britain. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Employers in Britain have found themselves in the firing line lately over their use of zero-hour contracts. Under these, employees must be availabl(...)

A Sports Direct shop at the Speke Retail Park, Liverpool. The use of zero hours contracts has been growing in recent years but the numbers involved have been vastly underestimated. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Fiona WalshWHEN Sports Direct revealed last month that its store staff were to share £135 million in bonuses after a record year, the sportswear retai(...)