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# Back to Work

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28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Back at Cabinet
Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister this week after six months maternity leave
McEntee gave birth to a boy in December and has been on maternity leave since November.
Last year
# Back to Work
People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week
The move was part of the Government’s announcement this evening.
# Back to Work
Liverpool reopen training ground after Covid outbreak
Preparations for Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at home to Shrewsbury will resume with assistant manager Peter Krawietz taking charge of the available players.
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# Back to Work
Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave
McEntee gave birth to a boy in April, becoming the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet.
# working 9 to 5
Employers demanding workers return to office could face ‘legal risk’ in cases of medical concerns
Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential work are easing from today.
Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential work are easing from today and lifting fully on 22 October.
Employers will need to engage with employees who have concerns in a "reasonable fashion", according to an employment lawyer.
Office workers have mixed feelings about returning to the workplace, Lauren Boland reports.
Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?
New poll shows most office workers want to work from home 2 to 3 days per week post-pandemic
# Back to Work
Here's how the government says it will get people get back to work
A rake of supports to help people get back to work after the pandemic was announced today.
# Back to Work
Half of cancer patients feel diagnosis negatively impacts career, new study shows
There have been calls for a State backed back-to-work scheme for cancer patents.
# Back to Work
New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.
# Social Welfare
Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work
€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.
# Back to Work
Premier League clubs to hold training return vote on Monday
Sides could be training as early as Tuesday if the vote passes.
# Back to Work
New rules on re-opening businesses include Covid-19 induction training for staff
A new protocol will be published tomorrow outlining rules businesses will have to adhere to when re-opening.
# Wages
People on pandemic payment 'not classified as unemployed' but rate would be 16.5% if they were, says CSO
The rate would be the highest ever in the CSO’s series, dating back to 1998.
# Back to Work
The Dáil is back today to discuss Covid-19, but there will be no vote for the next Taoiseach
TDs are to speak for over six hours on the issues later this afternoon.
# government formation
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week
The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.
# Back to Work
Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland
A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.
# Back to Work
'This place is home to me and I love coming home'
Peter O’Mahony is determined to put World Cup pain behind him as Munster kick off another European campaign.
# Back to Work
'He's a fantastic human being' - Ex-Ireland midfielder Reid joins West Brom's coaching staff
The 38-year-old returns to the Baggies as assistant to caretaker head coach Jimmy Shan.
# Back to Work
'It’s up to me to get positive results and get people smiling again'
Mick McCarthy today took his first Irish training session in 17 years.
# roma reign
'I’m delighted to be coming back home': Claudio Ranieri takes over at Roma
The former Fulham and Leicester City boss has been appointed by the Serie A side following Eusebio Di Francesco’s departure.
# Back to Work
5 talking points from the first squad announcement of Mick McCarthy's second reign
The new manager named 38 players ahead of a double-header of qualifiers later this month.
# Back to Work
Expect little upheaval as Mick McCarthy names the first Irish squad of his second spell in charge
The Irish boss will announce his squad for qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia later today.
# Back to Work
Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020
Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.
# Back to Work
Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl
In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.
# Back to Work
Trams rerouted and services disrupted after passenger falls ill on Luas
Disruptions to the Green Line are ongoing.
# Back to Work
After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda
Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.
# I'm Not Leaving
Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work as government tries to oust her
Gersdorf, 65, has refused to comply with the legislation reducing the retirement age for Supreme Court justices from 70 to 65.
# Back to Work
People are sharing their hilarious back-to-work struggles on Twitter
Petition to bring back Christmas, please.
# oh christmas tree
'You'd get sick of the sight of them': Christmas tree growers are back to work this week
While Christmas 2017 has come to an end for most of us, Christmas 2018 is just beginning for the growers.
# Back to Work
38 points in under 30 minutes! Curry sizzles on injury return for Warriors
Steph Curry hit 10 three-pointers in the Golden State Warriors’ 141-128 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
# Back to Work
10 people who had a bad case of The Fear this morning
No more afternoon naps.
# Back to Work
The Back-to-Work Office Chat Bingo
It flew by.
# Back to Work
'We have to deliver for him': Rooney hails Mourinho's winning mentality
Wayne knows which side his bread is buttered.
# Back to Work
Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly
The Catalan giants head for a training camp in England next week, before playing Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# Back to Work
The cabinet, including the three ministers who lost their seats, will meet tomorrow
Things might be a bit awkward for James Reilly, Alex White and Ged Nash.
# applications at the ready
Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs
Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.
# Destitution
How a 15-year-old's invention is saving lives on the streets of Dublin
Former street drinkers are being hired to manufacture a sleeping bag specially designed for homeless people.
# janxiety
An office worker came up with the perfect post-Christmas desk sign
“I’m on episode four of Making a Murderer, so don’t tell me s***.”
# Back to Work
It’s National Forget Your Password Day in offices across the land
The most wonderful time of the year.
# Back to Work
11 people who had a serious case of The Fear this morning
The first Monday of January. We’ve been expecting you.
# rip off republic?
Back to the daily commute? Here's what Irish rail users pay compared to other Europeans
It’s definitely at the higher end of the scale.