Remote working hubs will become commonplace as in the post-pandemic world of work, with the Government planning to create of network of 400 hubs  and tax breaks for individuals and companies that support homeworking. Photograph: iStock

At Irish software company 3D Issue, employees work a four-day week. Paul McNulty, its founder, says the policy helps attract local talent. Since the p(...)

“Irish cities are highly responsive in terms of supply and . . . there are more than 40,000 outstanding permissions in most cases ready to be acted on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The faux outrage generated in relation to a shared-equity approach to housing falls into an all-too-familiar pattern that has come to characterise wh(...)

The Locri  hospital in southern Italy, where patients are often sent elsewhere for lack of doctors, the elevators are endlessly in disrepair and the CT scan works one day, but not the next. Infiltration by the mafia, major doctor shortages, and a regional health agency hundreds of millions of euro in debt were some of the challenges the hospital confronted in 2019 – before coronavirus. Photograph:  Gianluca Chininea/AFP via Getty Images

The body of his son was barely cold when the ­grieving father was threatened by men from the funeral company. Inside the mortuary of an austere hospit(...)

Experimental research suggests that, after engaging in moral behaviour, people feel ‘licensed’ to act immorally in subsequent interactions. Photograph: John Keeble/Getty

Do socially responsible investors want to make the world a better place? Or do they just want to feel better about themselves? The latter interpretati(...)

National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

 Professor Sonia Livingstone has examined how children’s digital lives ’raise pressing questions about their capacity to act, and about the responsibilities of others, in ways that fulfil rather than undermine their rights’

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook should be forced to fund an independent body to teach children how to keep their data safe online,(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar in September. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP

Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya cris(...)

Data power: Facebook acquired messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Photograph: Bloomberg

Mergers by data-rich tech firms may need to be examined in a fresh way, outside of normal competition and privacy law structures, because of the vast (...)

Drivers who are more “combative” tend to “see autonomous vehicles as easier agents to deal with on the road” than humans, because they think they will be able to “bully” them, according to a study by the London School of Economics

Aggressive drivers are looking forward to sharing the road with autonomous cars as they believe they can cut in front of them easily, research suggest(...)

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