Flexi-time could be worth €2.5bn to Irish economy

Survey shows many professionals would be drawn back to work by such arrangements. Ireland’s knowledge workers could benefit from more flexible working arrangements, saving on transport costs, increasing their productivity and encouraging people to return to the workforce, a new […]

New website for corporate responsibility

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has launched a new website,, which provides advice and support for businesses and other organisations who are interested in learning more about corporate social responsibility and responsible business practices.

Q&A: Can I receive financial gifts while on welfare?

I am in receipt of the one-parent family payment. I am in the final year of my master’s studies and I am entitled to payment for a further 12 months or so. I am wondering if I am entitled to […]

Average weekly earnings up 2%

Average weekly earnings have risen by almost 2% in the second quarter of this year.

Irish growth to strengthen but China still a concern

The Irish economy is set for growth of over 5% this year, with upward momentum to continue into 2016, but further recovery could still be indirectly affected by China’s weakening economy.

€174m Glanbia windfall on its way to farmers

Farmers will receive 10 million Glanbia plc shares worth €174m within weeks. A letter setting out the individual plc share allocations will be sent to 15,600 co-op members this week following the approval of the spin-out earlier this year.

Unemployment rate falls to six-year low of 9.6pc – CSO

THE unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 9.6pc in the second quarter, down from 10pc, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

What should I do with my UK pension – now that I’ve no plans to return there?

I was paying into a UK pension for 20 years – but I have been living and working in Ireland for the last 8 years with no plans to go back to the UK. What should I do with my […]

Vodafone investing €7m in new data centre services for business customers

Vodafone is set to release a host of new data centre services for business and public sector clients this October. The company is spending €7m on improving infrastructure and technology available in its existing Dublin-based data centre in Clonshaugh.

Eircom gives digital boost to 10 firms with €100,000 awarded under scheme

Eircom has awarded €101,535 to 10 Irish companies located in Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and Dublin as part of its Digital Boost initiative. The initiative aims to offer help in business mobility, digital training, sales, marketing and business productivity for companies […]

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