Recent news

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

Irish Republic: Sudden service sector drop in activity (January 2024)

Demand in the service sector stood at a 35-month low in January 2024 …

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Irish Republic: 2024 Work permit rule changes

This year, 11 job types have been added to the critical skills occupations list and 32 types made eligible for a general employment permit …

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Irish Republic: Travelling to work

According to the data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), most journeys to work last year were made by car …

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Irish Republic: Working from home (2022)

In 2022, nearly a third of workers (750,000) worked from home at least one day a week …

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Irish Republic: Simplification of nonresident withholding tax

Employers are now obliged to only withhold taxes for days worked in Ireland for nonresidents who work both inside and outside the country …

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Irish Republic: Domestic violence leave

All employees who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, such abuse are now entitled to paid leave – although this is limited to 5 days within any consecutive 12 month period …

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Irish Republic: Economic collapse on a scale beyond the worst recession

Over the year to September 2023, industrial production fell at a record rate of 27% …

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Irish Republic: 2024 minimum wage

The minimum wage will increase next year by €1 …

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Irish Republic: Fuel allowance to be paid for 28 weeks, until 5th April 2024

A state fuel allowance is a seasonal payment to help with the cost of heating certain low income homes during the winter months …

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Irish Republic: New application form to make a PIAB claim

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) is an independent statutory body that deals with personal injury claims …

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Irish Republic: Upcoming changes to the State Pension

From 1st January 2024, employees will be able to claim their pension anytime between the ages of 66 and 70 …

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Irish Republic:  Visas required for Bolivian nationals

All Bolivian nationals are now required to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland …

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Irish Republic: Unpaid leave for medical care

5 days unpaid leave is now available for employees who need to take time off work to deal with serious medical problems concerning their children, or another family member …

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Irish Republic: Guessanomics by the CSO

The Irish Central Statistical Office (CSO) has reported real GDP growth of 0 …

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Irish Republic: How much should a woman on maternity leave be paid?

Under the Maternity Protection Act (MRA) the current maternity benefit is just €262 (US$286) a week …

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