Extended periods of working from home are likely until a Covid-19 vaccine is found.

Sitting at a computer and filling out job application after job application can be a little soul-destroying, especially at a time when fewer roles ar(...)

Most internships are proper programmes and viewed as part of a vital talent pipeline.
Time to choose: job or internship?

A job or an internship? The choice is narrowing. In recent years, with the economy close to full employment, graduates took up internships as a way of(...)

Laura Bambrick of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: Union is seeking a change in the law to give every worker the legal right to request flexible working.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to review employment legislation to ensure that workers who are engaged in remote working or working from home receive adequate p(...)

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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(...)