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UK prime minister Theresa May speaking from  10  Downing Street: “All MPs have been willing to say is what they do not want.” Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A cornered Theresa May turned on the House of Commons this week after speaker John Bercow ruled out another vote on her withdrawal deal, and MPs conti(...)

A Deliveroo cycle courier. Precarious work is no longer confined to “gig economy” jobs like couriering, but is now prevalent in professions such as teaching, health, university lecturing, telecommunications and IT, Tasc said.

An OECD report has highlighted the growing prevalence of so-called “grey zone” workers, those caught between dependent employment contracts and tradit(...)

The OECD findings tally with recent polls here, suggesting much of the electorate was unhappy with public-services related to housing and health. Photograph: Alan Betson

The majority of Irish people believe the Government should make housing more affordable even if it means raising taxes, a survey by the Organisation f(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that ‘given the concerns of our citizens I accept that we will have to make changes globally’.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Ireland had a “victory” this week when EU finance ministers decided to abandon – for now – the idea of imposing a special digital sales tax to increas(...)

Sterling trimmed its losses in a volatile session on Tuesday evening after UK parliamentarians voted down Theresa May’s tweaked Brexit deal

Sterling trimmed its losses in a volatile session on Tuesday evening after UK parliamentarians voted down Theresa May’s tweaked Brexit deal, prompting(...)

Poland’s finance minister Teresa Czerwinska and Czech Republic finance minister Alena Schillerova ahead of the Ecofin meeting. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU attempts to tax the digital giants were laid to rest by EU finance ministers at their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They agreed to freeze(...)

The challenge to third level institutions in making the case for postgraduate studies has become progressively more difficult as the economy improved in recent  years.

Graduates in Ireland considering their career options are doing so in an economy which saw a 1.5 per cent or 35,300 increase to 2,410,100 in the labou(...)

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Ireland has improved the representation of women in the workplace, recording the largest gain in rankings across the OECD, a new report has found. Pw(...)

The OECD forecast a “near-term recession” would be likely if Britain crashed out of the EU on March 29th with a lack of adequate border infrastructure and a loss of access to EU trade arrangements with third countries

The UK could fall into a recession that could spill out across the global economy in the event of a disruptive no-deal Brexit, the Organisation for Ec(...)

It is unclear whether the recent life-expectancy slowdown is a long-term trend or not. Photograph: Frank Miller

Life expectancy in Ireland and other European countries may be plateauing after decades of continuous improvement, new research indicates. For Irish (...)

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