A straw poll of recruiters indicated that many companies won’t look at candidates over 45 years of age even though they may still have 20 productive years ahead of them

At this stage, anyone who doesn’t know that diversity is good for business has clearly been taking a long nap behind the water cooler. Over the last f(...)

“We’ve seen a big shift in attitude to flexible working over the last three years, and it is fast becoming a bargaining tool.” Illustration: Getty Images

There’s a bit of nimbyism (not in my back yard) in Irish business when it comes to flexible working. Companies say they support the concept, but when (...)

Michael Dineen, chief executive of Contracting Plus (right) with commercial director Jimmy Sheehan

Mahe in India is home to one arm of a contracting services company founded by Cork businessman Michael Dineen. In the district of Kerala, 120 Contract(...)

The remains of Patrick “Ginty” O’Donnell depart the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballindangan, Co Cork, following his requiem Mass. Photograph: Provision

A father of four who died following an assault in Co Cork over the weekend has been recalled as a “family man” who only “wanted to enjoy his life”. P(...)

Patrick O’Donnell (inset) died following an assault  at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday.

A father of four who died following a violent assault in a pub in Co Cork over the bank holiday weekend is to be laid to rest on Tuesday following a f(...)

A man has been charged with the murder of Patrick  O’Donnell (inset) at Willie Andies pub, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a father-of-four in a row in a pub in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. A(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation at the St John of God Services in Beaufort, Killarney, Co Kerry are to ballot for industrial action.

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation at the St John of God Services in Beaufort, Killarney, Co Kerry are to ballot for industrial act(...)