The ESRI found that hourly wage inequality between high and low earners reduced by up to 8 per cent on foot of the minimum wage change. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s decision to raise the State’s minimum wage in 2016 reduced income inequality but had little impact on overall household income, a new(...)

Minimum wage workers are  more likely to lose their jobs than higher paid employees, according to the ESRI study.

About one in three workers on minimum wage moved to higher paying jobs within nine months, a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI(...)

Any increase in the national minimum wage on foot of the new recommendation could benefit up to 120,000 workers. File photograph: Getty Images

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 an hour later this year under new proposals to be given to Government. The Lo(...)

Last year the Government appointed a group chaired by Dr Donal de Buitléir to conduct an independent review of removing private practice from public hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to remove private patients from public hospitals under Sláintecare reform proposals will cost the health service up to €800 million per year in (...)

 Ruairí Quinn: he  suggested the  IIEA Brexit hub could play “a leading role in achieving cross-sectoral collaboration”

Talk is cheap. Sometimes. In the case of the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA), debate around Brexit could have been pretty expe(...)

Last year the Dublin institute lobbied the department for funding to set up a forum for sharing information and planning strategies to deal with the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Foreign Affairs expressed reservations about a proposal from the Institute of International and European Affairs think tank to set (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to re-establish a board to oversee the operation and performance of the Health Service Executive (HSE). At a meeting in Cork on Fri(...)

All these extra costs really add up and significantly increase your overall tax burden.

Every October the budget comes along and we eagerly await what impact the Minister for Finance’s pronouncements will have on our personal bottom line.(...)

France’s socialist leaders Jacques Delors and Francois Hollande. Europe needs more growth: “Delors 2” proposes ways in which public and private investment can be boosted. Photograph: Reuters/Charles Platiau

In the run-up to the budget every year we always observe two constants of economic life. Calls for fundamental structural reform of something or other(...)

At the heart of the minimum-wage debate is whether employees deserve a share of a recovering economy, or whether in the wake the Brexit vote the key job now is to protect employment. Photograph: iStock

Two issues have reignited Ireland’s debate about the minimum wage. First, the Low Pay Commission, whose job it is to recommend what the hourly rate(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »