Helen Russell

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An analysis of the results of a number of recent competitions in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine showed  no significant difference in the success rate of male and female candidates. Photograph: Philip Toscano/ PA Wire

Men occupy the majority of senior positions in the Civil Service but they are more likely than women to believe there is gender bias in promotional co(...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation mandating employers to publish the gender pay gap at their organisations must be reintroduced following its lapse with the dissolution of (...)

The sad truth is that, in the Irish jobs market, our boys will get paid more per hour than our girls. Photograph: iStock

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’,” goes Dolly Parton’s anthem. What a way indeed, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to pay, pro(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen said an ageing population requires supportive actions in order to enable people “to make an active contribution to society and working life”. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to ensure there is access for everyone to “life-long learning and upskilling” in order to meet the challenges of digitalisation, (...)

Professionals tend to leave the workforce earlier, due to their access to higher pensions and greater financial security.

Ireland’s workforce is getting older, according to a new Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) study. Back in 1998, just one in 10 workers was(...)

Workplace stress is a highly complex problem, fraught with “psychosocial risks”, according to the ESRI. Photograph: iStock

In recent weeks, two illustrious bodies have flagged problems with the Irish psyche. The OECD told us that 18.5 per cent of Irish people have a mental(...)

The number of Irish workers who described themselves as stressed at work more than doubled in just five years from 2010 to 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish workers are more likely to be stressed by emotional demands and exposure to bullying, harassment and other forms of mistreatment than their peer(...)

Agriculture has one of the highest rates of fatality among workplaces in Ireland, according to a report by the ESRI and the Health and Safety Authority. Photograph: Frank Miller

The publication of a report on workplace injury and illness by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Health and Safety Authority ((...)

The main illness experienced by health workers is due to musculoskeletal disorders. Stress, anxiety and depression are  also more common illnesses.

The health sector has the highest rate of work absences as a result of injury and illness, new research has found. These rates climbed during the re(...)

High quality care in a centre can offset potential negative impacts of social disadvantage and family factors, according to  ESRI report. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Five-year-olds cared for in creches for the first three years of life are, overall, as emotionally and socially healthy as children looked after at ho(...)

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