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Pensions have became the unexpected issue of the election. And just for once, it is not the gray vote but the graying vote that has set political part(...)

An Irish Congress of Trade Unions  report estimates it would take an ordinary worker 212 years to earn the same as CRH chief executive  Albert Manifold  in 2018.

A new report drawn up by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) estimates it would take an ordinary worker 212 years to earn what the chief executi(...)

Should self-employed pay more in social insurance to access a broader range of benefits?

Last month the Government announced plans to widen the net of eligibility for those who need State support when their business dries up. From November(...)

If a mother wants to return to work after a few months so her partner can stay at home until the leave is used up, what business is it of the State to interfere in the efficiency of that choice for a couple? Photograph: iStock

‘Are you able to breastfeed?” she asked. Excuse me? It’s not every day male business journalists get asked this question at the launch of a research r(...)

At a disadvantage: while middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. Photograph: Moment/Getty

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

Speaking to political correspondents over Christmas, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore restated his support for reducing income taxes on hard-pressed working fam(...)