Good office design creates inspiring spaces for smarter working WeWork’s design thinking helps facilitate flexible, new ways of working. Photographs: WeWork

WeWork’s design experts marry form, function and fun, for greater productivity

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Hello Eir, is anybody there? Four unhappy customers complain Eir headquarters: ‘It is extraordinary how difficult they are to contact considering they are a communications company.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Four stories show how difficult it is to contact the uncommunicative communications firm

State should use Covid-19 impact on building costs to build homes The design, construction, and delivery of new homes – particularly apartments – needs to adapt to new work and lifestyle modes. Photograph: Getty Images

The housing crisis will be worse post-Covid-19 unless action is taken

Business owners hopeful of new guidelines for levels of personal injury damages An Alliance survey found insurance costs had risen by 204 per cent in five years, and that just under half (49 per cent) of respondents said rising insurance costs were threatening the future of their organisation. Photograph: Getty Images

The Alliance for Insurance Reform hopes to see reductions in the level of damages awarded, to bring them into line with other jurisdictions, and reduce insurance costs

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