Solas: Caroline Shally, Ann Marie Hogan, Nora Condon, Ivica Milicevic, Joan McNaboe, John McGrath and Jasmina Behan, economists and labour-market researchers on the organisation’s  skills and labour market team

Adult and further education, for so long the neglected orphan of Ireland’s education system, was once higgledy-piggledy at best. There were 33 VECs, o(...)

Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests.

Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests. Based on i(...)

Researchers at University of London and the University of Birmingham found  some managers placed as much importance on whether a candidate fitted the traditional image of an investment banker as on their skills and qualifications

The right pair of oxfords can make or break a potential job candidate in staid investment banking circles in Britain, according to a new report. Candi(...)

Shopping  in Oxford Street,  London: there is a growing belief Britain can avoid a recession that only weeks ago was regarded as likely. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June’s shock vote to leave the EU, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some(...)

Paul Klebnikov: This week the US Department of State (Paul was a New Yorker of Russian lineage) called for an end to “the culture of impunity” seemingly afforded those responsible for his death. File photograph: Misha Japaridze/AP

I was horrified by those pictures of cheering Tories as Theresa May became British prime minister on Monday. Not horrified because in among them was s(...)

As the Brexit campaign approaches its climax, Irish business leaders warn of bleak outcome for economy in the event of EU departure. Photograph: Bloomberg

A survey of Irish business leaders has found 92 per cent have serious concerns about the prospect of the UK exiting the European Union. The survey, (...)

“Whereas we have legally enshrined the right of people not to be judged on race, gender, sexuality, faith, age and disability, can we really legislate against what is known as ‘lookism’ – the last great ‘ism’ of our times?”

When Nicola Thorp wrote last week that she had been sent home without pay from her job as a receptionist at Pricewaterhouse Cooper in London for refus(...)

 The Irish representative at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year is Niall McLaughlin, whose installation is a reflection on the lessons to be learned from designing buildings for people with dementia, such as his firm’s Alzheimer’s Respite Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The recent news that Grafton Architects had won the competition to design a significant new building for the London School of Economics was almost uns(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: ‘Wages would be lower and prices would be higher.’ Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Leaving the E U would cause Britain’s economy to shrink and tax receipts to plummet, and cost the average household thousands of pounds a year, an of(...)

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