‘The consultation process was lazy as well as wholly inadequate,’ said WRC adjudicator Breiffni O’Neill

Catering giant Sodexo carried out a “lazy” and “wholly inadequate” redundancy process in dismissing two night shift workers when its client sent staff(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘We have reached the point where we on ECB’s governing council need to act.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf has joined growing chorus of policymakers indicating that European Central Bank (ECB) is on track t(...)

 Timber-frame houses take three to five months to build, against eight to 12 months for conventional homes, Forest Industries Ireland said

Rapidly-built timber homes could aid Government in solving the State’s housing crisis, foresters say. Recent reports show the social housing crisis (...)

An Oireachtas committee was examining the issue of waiving intellectual property rights to Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The drugs industry was accused by Médecins sans Frontières on Wednesday of showing little interest in investing in vaccines unless and until it was f(...)

More than 32 per cent of all beer sold in the Irish market last year was stout, a return to pre-pandemic normality.

Beer production fell sharply in the Republic last year, down 46 per cent on 2020, according to figures released by the employers’ lobby group, Ibec. T(...)

Inflation is wreaking havoc on hotel cost bases and customer pricing, and  accommodating thousands of Ukrainian war refugees is “distorting” occupancy levels and room rates.

Data this week from hospitality research agency STR painted a picture of the Irish hotel industry that seemed remarkably rosy, considering how hard it(...)

Marian Deasy, mother of Lorcan Deasy who died in a work-related incident on a construction site in Co. Mayo in 2018, pauses in reflection at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin, during a commemorative event to mark Workers’ Memorial Day. Picture: Julien Behal Photography

As Marian Deasy placed a flower in the pond of Dublin city’s Garden of Remembrance two violinists played The Parting Glass, the same song that played (...)

There is about €22bn   of excess savings sitting in the wings of the Irish economy

There is about €22 billion of excess, “above trend”, savings sitting in the wings of the Irish economy. Where these go will have a large bearing on wh(...)

Jervis Steet shopping centre. Ibec has slashed its growth forecasts for the Irish economy on the back of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and on the ongoing energy price shock. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ibec has slashed its growth forecasts for the Irish economy on the back of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and on the ongoing energy price shock. The em(...)

A new chipmaking tool being moved into place recently at Intel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Leixlip.

Manufacturing is facing increasing pressure on a number of fronts, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, including acute energy cost inflation and supply(...)

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