The Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the new legislation would significantly improve the employment protections for people  in less secure arrangements. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to ban zero-hours contracts in most circumstances and strengthen rights for workers on insecure contracts and those working variable(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe:     “Many pensioners feel that they have earned their pension and should not have to ‘sign on’ as a jobseeker in order to receive a portion of it.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s public service reforms will now effectively standardise the maximum retirement age for most of the 300,000 people employed across th(...)

Clerys clock on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prosecutors have dropped the most serious charge brought against businesswoman Deirdre Foley over redundancies at Clerys. A connected charge brought(...)

Irish Water has been ordered to pay €35,000 to a new mother after its discriminatory treatment of the woman left her tearful, suffering panic attacks,(...)

A health provider sacked an art teacher after it learned he was having an intimate relationship with a mental health patient at the facility where he (...)

Dublin City Council headquarters at Wood Quay, Dublin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin City Council has been ordered to pay €25,000 to a fatigued breast cancer survivor after it refused to allow her work from home three days a wee(...)

RTÉ:  Prof Yvonne Galligan of Queen’s University Belfast said Kieran Mulvey’s review failed to provide a clear gender profile of RTÉ, including the different types of employment contracts or a breakdown of part-time/full-time staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

A review of gender equality in RTÉ which the broadcaster published earlier this month has been strongly criticised by a leading academic. Prof Yvonne(...)

Bus Éireann chief executive Ray Hernan said December 3rd would be a “watershed moment” for the company. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State-owned public transport group Bus Éireann hopes to make a €3.5 million profit in 2018, following a €13 million loss this year, according to its c(...)

Bus Éireann is seeking cost-reduction measures in an attempt to tackle losses of some €9.4 million annually. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a breakthrough in talks on the implementation of new work rosters between Bus Éireann unions and management. Negotiations concerning (...)

Michael Colgan: several women who had made allegations against the Gate Theatre’s former director have expressed concern about who will see any submissions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Gate Theatre is offering confidential counselling to former employees who allege that they were sexually harassed or bullied by its former directo(...)

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