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Some 650 call centre staff working with HCL are threatening industrial action after being told they must either relocate or face “derisory” redundancy packages. Eir is taking the customer service work back in-house. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland fares well against international competitors when it comes to taxing low paid workers, according to a KPMG study for the Irish Tax Institute. (...)

Eir this month announced it is taking back in-house about 950 roles from HCL Technologies, the Indian call centre company that runs the contract.

About 1,000 staff at the outsourcing company that operates Eir’s customer call centre are to ballot for industrial action over “derisory” redundancy p(...)

Writing in The Irish Times this week, Orla Muldoon described how she and two other women were harassed on three occasions while out for a run recently(...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

Farmer John Coughlan pictured on his farm in Buttevant, Co. Cork. He needs 550 kgs of meal (over half a tonne) extra per day since mid-June to feed his animals due the grass shortage.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“We had a very long winter last year and with ground conditions were so wet, cows couldn’t graze so farmers were feeding silage much earlier and deple(...)

10 Ivar Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 Two bedroom terraced house close to the cafes and shops. Scandi style interior with approx 56 sq m of living sp(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme on  Wednesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

CervicalCheck and the HSE were unaware that a contracted US lab outsourced Irish smear tests for testing to other US labs in Texas, Florida, Nevada an(...)

A spokeswoman said Revenue would never send emails requiring customers to send personal information via email, text message or pop-up windows.

The Revenue office has urged taxpayers to ignore a new phishing email which has appeared in recent days claiming to offer customers a large payment in(...)

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