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Within two months of first official cases of coronavirus being reported here   unemployment shot to a record 28.2 per cent, one of the biggest jumps seen by any country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish labour market tends to amplify economic shocks. That’s been observed through several recent recessions. The reason is that 70 per cent of t(...)

The President was speaking  to the International Labour Organisation. File photograph: Maxwells

Covid-19 has illustrated how, for the last four decades, frontline workers and those providing essential services have been “undervalued”, President M(...)

As Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their jobs change radically. File photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

In the months and years ahead, as Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their (...)

An estimated 1.25 billion workers are employed in the sectors identified as being at high risk of “drastic and devastating” increases in layoffs and reductions in wages and working hours

More than four out of five people in the global workforce are currently affected by full or partial workplace closures arising to the Covid-19 outbrea(...)

Have you ever wondered about the environmental impact of your period?

Ever thought about the plastic content of your tampon or sanitary towel? It wasn’t the first thing on my list, I’ll have to admit, when I started writ(...)

Kailash Satyarthi: “Eradication of trafficking, forced [child] labour, bonded labour is supposed to be accomplished by 2025 and unfortunately it seems that the world is failing again its children.” Photograph: Money Sharma

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to seek support for a UN convention combating international child exploitati(...)

Skillnet Ireland chief executive Paul Healy: “We will all have to be more agile, flexible and able to move between jobs.”

Increased longevity, pressure on the pensions system, and the changing nature of employment are combining to create a profoundly different career land(...)

Patrick Corcoran was suspended pending an investigation into allegations that he made defamatory statements about the European Patent Organisation president Benoît Battistelli using a pseudonym.

An Irish judge at the European Patent Organisation (EPO) who was accused by his employers of bringing weapons and Nazi memorabilia to work has won a c(...)

 Ged Nash said the Bill will apply to people such as actors doing voice-over work, session musicians and freelance journalists. Photograph: : Dave Meehan

A Labour Private Member’s Bill allowing for self-employed people to collectively pay bargain with employers was passed by the Seanad. Party spokesma(...)

Weaker demand, slower growth, faster inflation - that’s the UK economy that the Bank of England sees in its crystal ball after the nation voted for Brexit. Now the first hard numbers are on the way.

Weaker demand, slower growth, faster inflation - that’s the UK economy that the Bank of England sees in its crystal ball after the nation voted for Br(...)

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