The further education sector can be a great route to secure additional skills. Photograph: iStock

It’s a new year and I want a change. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs since I lost by job as a trainee electrician during the recession. I’m now 35, h(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the review had found that the current legislation is “too onerous” for children aged 16 and 17 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New legislation will make it easier for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 to change gender legally. Currently 16- and 17-year-olds have to go(...)

With latest census figures showing more than 600,000 people with disabilities living in Ireland, the question of how to reduce discrimination for people with disabilities in the labour market remains pertinent for employers and the State.  Photograph: iStock

A key finding of an ESRI report last year on disability and discrimination was that the odds for experiencing discrimination at work, or while looking(...)

The sticker appeared to be specially made for the Intreo office. Photograph: Irish Polish Society/ Facebook

The placing of words from the Nazi concentration camp slogan “work sets you free” over the door of a social welfare office in Cork is now being treate(...)

A graphic from weather mapping service Magic Seaweed showing the current expected location of high winds associated with Hurricane Lorenzo  along the west coast of Ireland on Thursday morning.

Wind speeds exceeding 130km/h and torrential rain are expected on Thursday as Storm Lorenzo makes landfall in Ireland. The remnant of the category 5 (...)

What happened to the 200,000 construction workers who lost their jobs in the 2008-2010 period?

Ireland suffered an unprecedented loss of employment in the crash but the economy has now rebounded to attain pre-crisis employment levels. Research(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Marty Morrissey with professional partner Ksenia Zsikhotska in the 2018 series of Dancing with the Stars, a format Virgin Media Television says public money should not be used to buy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any additional funding awarded to RTÉ in Budget 2020 will be a reward for inefficiency, Virgin Media Ireland has told the Government in a letter from (...)

In his opening address to Digital Summit Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said new questions were being raised around the development and applications of AI and machine learning. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The Digital Summit Dublin, now in its third year, is probably one of the more interesting Irish technology gatherings you’ve never heard of. With high(...)

Minister Regina Doherty: ‘We don’t agree with any of the eight findings and we have written to the commission to confirm that.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has said her department will not comply with any of the directions from the Data (...)

Musicians, dancers, choreographers, opera composers and circus and street performers are among the artistic disciplines who are included in the scheme. Photograph: iStock

A social welfare scheme for self-employed artists and writers is now open for applications. Under the scheme artists can receive Jobseeker’s Allowanc(...)

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