Flexible working hours and the right to accrue flexi-leave were withdrawn for all assistant principals except for staff already availing of them under the Haddington Road Agreement in 2013. Photograph: iStock

New middle-ranking civil servants have lost a claim to be entitled to similar flexi-leave arrangements as longer-serving colleagues. The Civil Servic(...)

The use of wire rope barriers, which meet EU safety standards, has been phased out on most motorways and replaced with concrete barriers but they remain in place on some dual carriageways

Concerns have been expressed that delays in repairing damaged median barriers on motorways are posing a significant safety threat to commuters, especi(...)

New figures  show that 26,373 individuals were licensed to drive small public service vehicles, including taxis and hackneys, last year – an annual increase of 3 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of taxi drivers in the Republic, which fell by nearly half after Ireland’s crash a decade ago, increased last year for the first time in al(...)

The businessman gave evidence that he left Ireland permanently about 2004 or 2005 and had spent time in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal putting tarmac on driveways. The commission heard he had spent most of the last 20 years in Malta (pictured), where he had set up a company. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish businessman based in Malta has successfully challenged a tax demand for almost €1 million from the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab). The marrie(...)

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