Recent news

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

Irish Republic: Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill

The Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017 is currently at the Report Stage of the legislative process …

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Irish Republic: Unions at Aer Lingus accept Labour Court recommendation

Craft, cabin crew and middle management employees working for the airline Aer Lingus have accepted a deal recommended by the Labour Court …

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Irish Republic: One-parent family payment

An independent government-commissioned report has found that reforms of the notorious one-parent family payment have driven half of recipients back into the job market, but left half at greater risk of poverty …

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Irish Republic: DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The Labour Court has reached its decision in a high profile unfair dismissal case (DHL Express (Ireland) v Michael Coughlan (Case No UDD1738) (Ireland) v Michael Coughlan (Case No UDD1738) and awarded a former DHL employee compensation of €72042 (US$85990) …

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Irish Republic: Minimum wage is set to increase

The minimum wage is set to increase by 30 cents to €9 …

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Irish Republic: Average annual earnings

According to latest figures from the Irish Central Statistics Office, average annual earnings for all employees, including regular overtime and irregular earnings, averaged 36,919 euros (US$42,179) in 2016, an increase of 1 …

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Irish Republic: Bill to extended unpaid parental leave

A Bill has been submitted to the Irish Dáil (lower house of parliament) that seeks to extended unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks …

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Irish Republic: Minimum wage bill

A new national minimum wage bill has been introduced into the Irish Dáil (lower house of parliament) that is designed to ensure that employees in the service sector receive in full any tips or service charge payments left by customers …

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Irish Republic: 4% pay demands in 2017

The private sector committee of The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has recommended to all affiliated trade unions that they seek 4% pay deals during 2017 …

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Irish Republic: Half workers escape tax

Almost half of Ireland’s employed population will not pay any income tax this year …

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Irish Republic: Liberal disclosure protection

Almost two years after enactment of the Protected Disclosures Act (2014), the first injunction against an employer has been issued by a Circuit Court …

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Irish Republic: Extended paternity leave

The Dáil Éireann (lower house of parliament) has passed the Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill …

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Irish Republic: Working from home

A recent survey report (the Regional Business Barometer Study 2016) reveals how rapidly cloud-based systems are transforming the employment market in Ireland, particularly for smaller companies …

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Irish Republic: Court upholds right to earned discretionary bonus

The High Court in Ireland has ruled that a discretionary bonus must be paid once the qualifying period of employment to which it relates has been completed, even if the bonus scheme is subsequently withdrawn before the payment date …

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Irish Republic: Pay deal accepted by Bank of Ireland employees

Employees of the Bank of Ireland have voted to accept a pay deal and pay grade restructuring exercise brokered by a mediator late last year …

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