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Pandemic restrictions are ending but what will this mean for working from home? Photograph: iStock

The sudden lifting of Covid restrictions has put the focus on the return to office work – and the issue of remote or flexible working. A lot of tensio(...)

Younger GPs will not put up with the long hours that their older colleagues have been prepared to accept, the Oireachtas committee on health has been told.  File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Younger GPs will not put up with the long hours and the “mad stuff” that their older colleagues have been prepared to accept, the Oireachtas committee(...)

Teachers’ unions want further changes to this year’s Leaving Cert written exams to account for Covid disruption. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has promised there will be clarity over this year’s Leaving Cert within the next week. Mr Martin also said that Minister fo(...)

For those in the middle, the tax burden in Ireland is also significant when compared with international trends. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Are income taxes in Ireland too high? Instinctively, we all might argue that we pay too much tax, but it’s worth considering the question in the conte(...)

Paschal Donohoe spoke in favour of progressing the tax plan at this week’s gathering of euro area finance ministers. Photograph: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Crucial momentum was lost in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) global corporate tax deal before Christmas. This occurr(...)

Shanghai: China’s economy rebounded in 2021 with its best growth in a decade, helped by robust exports, but there are signs that momentum is slowing on weakening consumption and a property downturn, pointing to the need for more policy support.

Growth in the world’s leading economies is expected to slow in the coming months as the initial bounce back from Covid-19 subsides, the Organisation f(...)

Euro zone inflation rose to 5%  in December, a record high for the currency bloc and well ahead of analysts’ expectation for 4.7%.   Photograph: Getty Images

Inflation across the OECD area surged to a 25-year high of 5.8 per cent in November. The latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operat(...)

School leavers from more affluent parts of the capital are twice as likely progress to higher education compared to less well-off areas. Photograph: iStock

The latest feeder school tables, which chart students’ progression from second-level schools to third-level colleges, expose the scale of educational (...)

The main Feeder Schools table does not represent a ‘true rate’ for the progression of Leaving Certificate 2021 students to college this year as it takes account of a number of different elements. Photograph: iStock

It is worth bearing in mind that the percentage number listed in the last column of the main Feeder Schools table does not represent a “true rate” for(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street. What is in store for the Irish economy in 2022? . Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

We enter 2022 as we did 2021 – with a wave of Covid-19 and much uncertainty. But a lot has changed, too, with vaccination and a changed international (...)

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