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It turns out that if people can choose which days they work at home and which in the office, a large number will stay home on Mondays and Fridays. Photograph: iStock

Since this column always appears at the start of the week, it was troubling to come across an academic study the other day suggesting workers are at t(...)

Chief-of-Staff Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett:  he advised Simon  Coveney that the three former officers should be rehired. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney overruled a recommendation from the head of the Defence Forces to recommission three senior officers who had applie(...)

Paula and Freya Crotty, who recently moved back to Kilkee from Limerick, out for a walk on the beach. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The Industrial Revolution drove people into cities and now the “remote working revolution” is bringing people back into Clare’s towns and villages, sa(...)

Mother helping daughter with homework. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

The work is flying in via Seesaw, Aladdin or Teams. Live classes are being streamed on Zoom. Teachers are doing their bit. Parents are doing their bi(...)

One Cork-based worker said: “I’m still not getting forms back signed and stamped from Aer Lingus. It’s a disgrace.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus workers who are living in “near poverty” since their pay was reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic claim they are experiencing “chaos” as th(...)

The share of Apple’s leadership who are black has remained 3 per cent for the past five years. File photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The weirdest tech event I have ever attended was a conference held a couple of years ago by secretive augmented-reality goggle-maker Magic Leap. It (...)

James Farrell (left) and Brian Kiernan working a night shift to help keep the city centre litter-free. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

While the city sleeps, street cleaners, bakers, postal workers, gardaí and market traders go about their business and marvel at the chang(...)

Ronan O’Sullivan (left) and Emmet Quinlan were quarantined following a St Patrick’s Day celebration in Vietnam.

Two young Cork men were taken into quarantine by Vietnamese health authorities in recent days after cases of coronavirus were identified at a bar they(...)

Cecilia Ronan joined Citi in a HR capacity in 2000.

Citigroup has picked Cecilia Ronan to head up its pan-European banking unit that employs more than 9,000 people, two decades after the Limerick native(...)

Gwyneth sometimes wields an ironic, sceptical smile herself as if to gently indicate that she’s in on the joke

Remind me, is “Gwyneth Paltrow” the name of the host body or the entity that has possessed her? I’m watching The Goop Lab on Netflix, a six-part info(...)

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