Margaret O’Connor in her trademark fedora

Two years ago milliner Margaret O’Connor was unemployed but she had a great reputation and a string of international accolades to her name. Now she h(...)

Uber and Deliveroo have come to symbolise the gig economy worker. Photograph: Getty Images

New rules from Brussels, approved on Tuesday, promise more transparent and predictable working conditions for gig economy workers – those who work a f(...)

Deliveroo said its workers don’t fall under the scope of this new directive as genuinely self-employed workers are not covered. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Gig economy workers will benefit from greater protections after Brussels approved a new set of rules. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) appro(...)

Some residents in asylum centres also receive exceptional needs payments, which are made towards clothing costs, transport costs and child-related items such as buggies

The weekly allowance payment for asylum seekers living in direct provision is set to rise by €17.20 for adults and €8.20 for children from Monday. Ad(...)

 Kate Tobin, who   is living with multiple sclerosis,  at her home in Clonroche, Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A bed-bound terminally ill woman says she can’t afford to travel to doctors who are keeping her alive because of the cost of taxi fares. Kate Tobin ((...)

Aviva’s operating profits increased by 4 per cent to €63 million. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Aviva Ireland’s operating profits rose by 15 per cent last year to €113 million, driven by its life business following the purchase of Friends First i(...)

The report found lone parents in the Republic were almost five times more likely to experience in-work poverty than other households with children, with 84 per cent of lone parents saying they were unable to meet unexpected expenses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The poverty rate among Ireland’s working lone parents more than doubled in just five years from 2012 with their living standards now among the worst i(...)

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

The exchequer collected just more than €8.1 billion in taxes in the first two months of the year, an increase of €293 million or 3.7 per cent on the s(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney speaks about the publication of the Bill.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Government published legislation on Friday to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit that the Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he hopes will not be (...)

Patricia King of Ictu says a pension ‘is one of the things that marks out decent employers from those who wish to exploit ordinary working people’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Supervisors and assistant supervisors working on community employment schemes are to go on strike for 12 hours on Monday. The staff concerned, who a(...)

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