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(...)

Germany, once a laggard in embracing flexible work, has upended its sluggish reputation. Photograph: iStock

Germany is to press ahead with plans to give employees the legal right to work from home, the country’s labour minister has said, as the coronavirus p(...)

Families are unlikely to see any substantial changes to their take-home pay come January

After the damp squib that was last year’s Brexit-flavoured budget, it would have been reasonable to expect one sprinkled with more giveaways this time(...)

Employers can pay workers an allowance of €3.20 a day to compensate for home expenses without paying any tax, PRSI or the universal social charge on it. Photograph: Getty Images

If the pandemic has you working from home you’re effectively running a branch office. But who’s paying the bill? Workers everywhere are absorbing emp(...)

With the pandemic many had to work from home and the 2020 “office” looked like the answer to an introvert-employee manifesto. Photograph still from  King Vidor’s The Crowd (1928).

For at least a decade, introvert activists have been calling for a revolution: remake the extrovert-dominated workplace. Stop penalising the third of (...)

Buying a second home, in the country. First-time buyers status is useful in two ways: it qualifies you for Help-to-Buy and it gives you a little more wriggle room under Central Bank lending rules.

My wife and I live and work in Dublin and own a house. Like a lot of people recently we are entertaining the idea of a second home in the countryside (...)

Employee analytics firm Peakon found two of the top five words employees used at the height of the pandemic in March and April were “hours” and “pressure”. Photograph: Chemistry

Last week brought a bleak revelation about working from home. It came as I was standing in my bedroom, trying to decide what to wear to something I ha(...)

Getting ahead in the home office requires dedication. Photograph: iStock

In the course of this pandemic I have committed a number of blunders while working from home. I have muttered a mild obscenity on a video call, thinki(...)