Revenue is responding to our desire for instant gratification with its new real time credit system. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty

If you’re wary of keeping the heat or lights on for extended periods when working from home for fear of ever-rising energy bills, you may be pleased t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath before they delivered Budget 2022. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Energy was high on the agenda for Irish Times readers as they examined the measures announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for(...)

As the boundaries dissolve, does it make work feel better, or leisure feel worse? Illustration: iStock

One puzzle of modern life is that so many of us feel short of time, even though we work less than our forebears. In the 19th century, unions campaigne(...)

 Google has  produced a calculator that helps its employees assess what the difference in pay would be if working from home.  Photograph: AFP via Getty

If the pandemic has done anything in the world of work, it has been to bring the concept of working from home firmly into the mainstream. Companies th(...)

Google staff who work remotely could face pay cuts under a company scheme being trialled in the US. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google staff face possible paycuts for working from home in a move that lawyers believe could hit Irish workers generally. A Google pay calculator se(...)

“The ESRI have highlighted that, in 2020, males, Irish nationals, workers aged over 30, full-time employees and those in higher-paid occupations have a higher probability of working from home.” Photograph: iStock

The Department of Finance considered creating a new “bespoke” tax credit for home workers but flagged concerns the main beneficiaries would mainly be (...)

Try to persuade your employer to pay the €3.20 per working day. You could receive €736 a year on the basis of a five-day week with four weeks’ holiday and time off for bank holidays.

I have a query about end-of-year tax returns, specifically remotely working from home. The Revenue’s very helpful and clear advice suggests that eit(...)

The Greek government is  offering hefty tax breaks to encourage professionals to pack up their laptops and head to the Aegean Sea. Photograph: iStock

While 2021 may promise a lot, it is likely that we’re going to be facing Covid-19 restrictions for some time. So, if you’re fed up working from home,(...)

Employers are entitled to pay you up to €3.20 a day tax free, but “In reality, the majority of employers aren’t doing that”. File photograph: Getty

The bad news first. Even if you’ve been working from home full-time since last March, you won’t be in line for a big tax rebate on the expenses you’ve(...)

According to Daft, there were fewer than 18,000 residential properties for sale in the Republic on October 1st, down by a third on the same date last year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stock of houses available to buy has hit a 14-year low as asking prices once again started to surge over the summer, according to industry researc(...)

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