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(...)

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(...)

Patty Clement, EU chief operating officer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Fionnuala Meehan, head of Google Ireland with Felicia Alakija (15) from Killinarden Community School, Tallaght at Inspiring the Future Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

An initiative called Inspiring Women is seeking 1,000 female professionals to speak with school students from disadvantaged areas as part of efforts t(...)

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(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: current taxation system is ‘not fair’, she said. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

There’s a certain type of pragmatic pessimist in Silicon Valley that loves New Zealand so much they have their eye on bolting there in the event of an(...)

Finns who took part in the basic income trial were happier

Finland’s basic income scheme did not spur its unemployed recipients to work more to supplement their earnings as hoped but it did help their wellbein(...)

Workers in the domestic sector, which excludes multinationals such as Apple, added an average €47.87 to the value of the economy for every hour they worked in 2017, which  was less than the OECD average. Photograph: EPA

Irish workers may be only half as productive as OECD data published earlier this week suggests, according to figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

An hour spent working for Apple, Google or Facebook creates more value in pure financial terms than an hour spent working for a firm in a more traditional industry. Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Without a significant change in work patterns or a major increase in hours worked, Irish workers have become the most productive on the planet. Acco(...)

In Ireland, workers add an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the OECD. Photograph: Suzie Howell/New York Times

Irish workers are now officially the most productive in the world, adding an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work,(...)

Prince William and David Attenborough at a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

Donald Trump, the biggest attraction at the 2018 Davos jamboree, resorted to a satellite link-up and his favourite social media platform to keep in to(...)

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