Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Irish Republic as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Irish Republic: RTÉ to pay €100,000 to compulsorily retired ex-employee

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered RTÉ to pay €100,000 (US$113,108) to a former senior producer for age-related discrimination, after forcing her to retire at 65 …

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Irish Republic: Special unemployment benefits

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has introduced a simplified system for the payment of special unemployment benefits for anyone whose employer is unable to pay them (or pay them in full) because their business has been hit by the pandemic …

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Irish Republic: Aldi introduces €12.30 per hour Living Wage rate

All store assistants working for the supermarket chain Aldi, are now receiving an increased minimum gross hourly wage rate of €12 …

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Irish Republic: Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2019 came into force

Ireland’s Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2019 came into force last month …

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Irish Republic: Lidl Ireland commits to paying staff latest living wage increase

Lidl Ireland has promised to pay its employees at least the latest “Living Wage” hourly rate of €12 …

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Irish Republic: Supreme Court clarifies the right to legal representation

There has remained some legal uncertainty about whether an employee could be represented by a solicitor in an internal company investigation …

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Irish Republic: Enhanced benefits for employees

The Government has now published its Parental Leave and Benefit Bill …

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Irish Republic: Higher salary thresholds for critical skills employment permits

With effect from January 1st 2020, the minimum annual salary for Critical Skills Employment Permits will rise by 6 …

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Irish Republic: Building services investigation

A study is underway, at the investigation of the labour court, into terms and conditions in the mechanical engineering building services sector …

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Irish Republic: Population now at highest level since Great Famine

Over the year to April 2019 the population of the Irish Republic surged by 64,500 to 4,921,500 …

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Irish Republic: Extra-terrestrial bribery law

One of the reasons why the Irish Republic has never prosecuted any company for bribery abroad is because its extra-terrestrial bribery law requires the offence to be unlawful in both Ireland and the country concerned …

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Irish Republic: Government to consider law on right to switch off from work emails

The Business Minister, Heather Humphreys has asked the government’s Interdepartmental Steering Group to examine the scope for legislation concerning the right of workers in companies with a workforce of 50* to “disconnect” digital devices outside normal working hours …

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Irish Republic: Unpaid parental leave to increase to 26 weeks

A measure to amend and extend the Parental Leave Act 1998 has been signed by the President …

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Irish Republic: Labour productivity growing at three times EU rate

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has recently issued a report indicating that, between the years 2000 and 2017, labour productivity in the Irish Republic grew by an average of 3 …

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Irish Republic: Earnings and labour costs annual – 2018

Between 2017 and 2018, average annual earnings increased by 3 …

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