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# remote working

Last year
2022
# Changing times
Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff reportedly ends all remote working
Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media platform nearly two weeks ago.
Voices
Opinion: Remote working could be a game changer for local towns in these uncertain times
John Evoy of Grow Remote says remote working should be central to plans to future-proof rural Ireland.
# connected hubs
New voucher scheme for remote working hubs is now open
The plan aims to provide at least 10,000 ‘hot desk’ working days free of charge over its lifespan.
# Cost of Living
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.
# remote working
Government will pay for 10,000 remote working days at digital hubs this summer
There are currently 242 remote working facilities across the country.
# remote working
Almost one-third of workers would change jobs to guarantee working remotely, survey finds
The third annual National Remote Working Survey found that 95% of respondents believe working remotely makes life easier.
# tgip-podcast
The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?
Covid transformed Ireland’s working culture. The Good Information Podcast can tell you what that means for you.
# govt to do list
Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.
# work from home
Irish survey investigates whether working remotely influences our career choices
Researchers from NUI Galway are studying employees’ experiences of remote working since the removal of public health restrictions.
# remote working
Remote workers in rural areas can now book office or work space through new Government app
The desk or work space can be booked from an app called Connected Hubs.
Voices
Ivana Bacik: Flexible work makes sense, so why is the government clinging to old ways?
The TD says the conservatism being shown by Government on flexible working is in stark contrast to the need for radical change.
Voices
Opinion: Hybrid work - is it offering the best or worst of two worlds?
Rowena Hennigan says a mix of office and remote may not be the silver bullet for new work practices.
Voices
Marie Sherlock: The government should scrap its remote working plans and start over
Labour Senator Marie Sherlock says the plans announced this week are not worth the paper they’re written on.
# remote working
Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers
Trade unions have taken aim at the draft legislation, which they say is stacked in favour of employers over workers.
# hybrid working
Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working
A new bill would give people the legal right to request remote working.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said new legislation will 'make it harder' for employers to say no.
The legislation lists 13 potential reasons why an employer might refuse such a request.
Varadkar has also said employers should give a pay rise to employees 'where they can afford' it.
Employers demanding workers return to office could face ‘legal risk’ in cases of medical concerns
Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?
# remote working
Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar
The new bill will also provide circumstances in which employers can refuse to offer remote working.
# remote working
Pep Guardiola tests positive for Covid amid major outbreak at Man City
City plan to face Swindon in the FA Cup despite 21 Covid cases in their camp.
All time
Voices
Opinion: We must now accept that office work will never be the same again
Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says there will be no ‘great return to the office’ and we now have a chance to make Ireland a world leader in remote practices.
# remote working
Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return
Based on advice from NPHET, the Government has decided against scrapping the work-from-home advice.
# WFH
Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
Budget negotiations are set to continue throughout the weekend ahead of Tuesday’s annoucement.
Budget negotiations to continue this weekend on whether to give a tax break or cash boost to people working from home, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
Concerns raised that increasing the percentage someone can claim back on their bills might encourage people to be less careful about their household energy consumption.
The pension and welfare package will be a 'big part' of the Budget next week, says Varadkar
Voices
Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.
Voices
Opinion: Staff are worried that employers will just insist on an immediate return to the office
Joanne Mangan from Grow Remote is urging employers to embrace a hybrid working model and help reimagine how we live and work.
# remote working
Poll: Should closed bank branches in Ireland be converted to digital hubs?
In order to facilitate remote working, should Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland turn closed branches into digital hubs?
# level 3 plus
Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.
# working from home
New survey launched to capture people's experiences of remote working during the pandemic
Researchers from NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission will publish their findings from the survey in May.
Voices
Opinion: The commute is extinct - remote working can revive rural Ireland
Grow Remote’s Joanne Mangan says remote working is here to stay so it’s time we all worked together to get it right.
# Switching off
'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,
# 4 of a kind
4 of a kind: Homes with remote working spaces, from studio to penthouse
We go around the country to bring you a selection of properties offering space to spread out from your desk.
# WRC
Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal
The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.
Voices
Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
Grow Remote’s Tracy Keogh welcomes the Government plans to legislate for more remote working but says companies must move from ‘remote-friendly’ to ‘remote-first’ for it to work.
# right to disconnect
New law will give employees the right to request remote working
This year a legally admissible code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time – will be introduced.
# logging on
Surge in demand for 'garden offices' leads to ten-month waiting list for log cabins
More than a quarter of the Irish workforce is now working from home.
Voices
Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era
Derek Cawley says the change in our work habits and bad home office setups have contributed greatly to an increase in back pain.
Voices
Opinion: Remote working is here to stay, so let's approach it properly and get the balance right
Arlene Vithaldas, head of the UCC Academy says it’s time to unwind our old-world view of a workplace that includes a long commute to expensive offices.
Voices
Opinion: There's no point asking employees to 'work from home' when employers hold all the cards
As NPHET calls for more people to work from home, ICTU’s Dr Laura Bambrick says workers have no rights in law to work remotely, and this needs to change.
# working from home
Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice
This week the Tánaiste said the main reason more people are attending work now is the wider definition of essential work.
# remote working
Tánaiste's department says remote working for its civil servants will be 'permanent feature' in future
The Department of Business is set to spend up to €60,000 on a project to get the most out of its staff while home working.
# remote working
The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?
Yesterday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the government is looking at giving workers a right to request to work remotely.
# work from home
Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there has been a slow creep back to the offices.
# remote working
UK government says there's a 'limit' on home working as fresh campaign urges people to return to the office
Currently in Ireland, the government is advising people who can work from home to do so.