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Employee benefits from workplace wellness programmes include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress, improved morale, increased job satisfaction, improved health, and improved sense of wellbeing. Photograph: iStock
Getting the balance right at work

Current research shows that employers who help staff achieve a better balance in their working lifestyle are rewarded with a happier, more productive (...)

The eGolf: Volkswagen has invested billions into electric car technology.
Leading the charge

With electric vehicles, all of a sudden it is BIK to the future as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue announced, post-budget, that company e-cars wi(...)

CSO figures show planning permissions for housing units rose by nearly 21 per cent to 11,148 in the first three quarters of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number planning permissions granted for apartment units has unexpectedly fallen, despite several Government initiatives to promote higher-density (...)

Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

Dave Kirwan: will become Centrica’s managing director of customer operations in January,  responsible for more than 12,000 workers who handle more than nine million customers around Britain

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Dave Kirwan is leaving to take charge of customer operations at the Irish company’s parent, Centrica, next month. (...)

'The pity is that most of the dockland buildings will be offices rather than apartments.'

KEITH LOWE Chief executive, DNG Property prices in the capital have risen 11 per cent in the past 12 months, and while a number of comment(...)

Overall housebuilding in the year so far is up 82 per cent, but only 7,503 properties have been completed. Photograph: iStock

The number of new homes built in the Republic more than doubled in October compared with a year earlier, but the number of properties built is still f(...)

Neil Delamere: “My best Christmas present: We fostered a dog one Christmas and he ended up staying with us for years. That dog gave us so much joy every single day of his life that it was the best gift imaginable.”

All I want for Christmas is . . . a day learning something new. Nothing cultural or educational, mind you. Something mindless, adrenalin-fuelled and p(...)

The State-subsidised scheme to equip 542,000 rural homes and businesses with high-speed broadband has been beset with problems

The Department of Communications has denied the National Broadband Plan is facing further delays amid reports that officials have told regional author(...)

Wood pellets: Bord na Móna has to stop using peat to generate electricity by 2030. Photograph: Getty Images

State energy company Bord na Móna will shortly seek Government approval for its plan to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US, it(...)

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