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# Tips

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2022
# top tip
New law requiring tips to be paid to workers to take effect on 1 December
Employees will be legally entitled tips and gratuities paid in electronic form.
# Tips
Poll: Do you tip waiting staff?
Let us know.
# William Hill
5 horses worth backing at the Punchestown Festival this week
Johnny Ward has made his selections for the finale of the National Hunt season.
# William Hill
3 top tips for Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham
Johnny Ward makes his selections for the final day of this year’s festival, along with the latest William Hill odds.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you tip in restaurants and pubs?
New legislation aims to place tips and gratuities outside the scope of a person’s contractual wages.
# Tips
Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.
All time
# Tips
GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top
Read an extract from ‘The Players’ Advice’.
# William Hill
4 tips for the Leopardstown Christmas Festival - plus your €5 free bet
William Hill have got a special offer and Johnny Ward has picked out his best selections.
# Tips
New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar
The Government is set to introduce legislation that will give legal protection to workers’ tips.
# William Hill
Prodigal son returns as Messi waits for home debut: John Brewin's standout matches this weekend
Our European football expert singles out games from the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.
# William Hill
Lukaku is the master of debuts: John Brewin's standout matches this weekend
Our European expert picks out games from England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany in his latest column.
# William Hill
3 tips to consider for the Galway Races on Thursday
Johnny Ward shares his picks as the Galway Hurdle takes centre stage.
# Preview
Nube Negra worth a punt at 5/1 in the first big race of the Punchestown Festival
Johnny Ward takes you through Tuesday’s feature race, the William Hill Champion Chase.
# Tips
3 tips to hopefully end the Cheltenham Festival on a high
Johnny Ward takes you through Friday’s racing with the latest William Hill prices.
# Tips
3 outside bets for St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham
Johnny Ward looks ahead to Wednesday’s racing at the Festival.
# Tips
3 handy bets to get you up and running on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival
Johnny Ward brings you his tips for Tuesday, including an each-way shot in the Champion Hurdle.
# covid19
Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.
# Outside bets
5 long shots worth a punt in this year's Cheltenham Festival
Johnny Ward picks a selection to keep an eye on over the week.
# Preview
Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.
# Tips
From mystery payments to regular account raids: The big savings no-nos
Avoid these to maximise your chances of quick mortgage approval.
# Tips
How to plan a timeless interior that won't date your home
An expert shares some tips for a design that will last and last.
# column
David Meyler: Everton have been a breath of fresh air but Reds will bounce back in Merseyside derby
In his first column, the former Ireland midfielder gives his predictions on Ancelotti v Klopp and singles out Jayson Molumby for praise.
# Castletownroche
Man missing from Cork found safe and well
Gardaí thanked the public and the media for their assistance in the matter.
# William Hill
Will Ireland and Wales both find the net? 5 tips for this weekend's international football
Johnny Ward brings you his Uefa Nations League picks, plus the latest odds from William Hill.
# William Hill
Liverpool & Wolves in a Sunday double: 4 Premier League tips for this weekend
Johnny Ward brings you his picks, plus the latest odds from William Hill.
# William Hill
Bielsa's Leeds to earn Yorkshire derby bragging rights: 4 Premier League tips for this weekend
Johnny Ward shares his picks, plus the latest odds from William Hill.
# Tips
3 expert tips for Thursday's racing at the Galway Races
Johnny Ward brings you his picks for the Galway Hurdle and more.
# Tips
A friend recommends: Stuart Byrne on Ozark, Christopher Nolan movies and U2
The former Shelbourne star, who has a new album coming out on Friday, on his viewing and listening habits.
# isolation tips
A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment
The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.
# Racing
3 tips for Friday as Cheltenham climaxes with the Gold Cup
We’re down to the final day at Prestbury Park – but it’s a big one.
# Racing
3 expert tips for the penultimate day at Cheltenham
Johnny Ward gives his selections for the Marsh Novices’ Chase, the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle.
# Racing
3 top tips for Wednesday's racing at the Cheltenham Festival
Altior won’t be defending his Champion Chase crown, but we’ve got Johnny Ward’s picks for you to consider.
# Tips
5 long-shot bets to consider as Cheltenham takes centre stage
Johnny Ward brings you his tips as all eyes turn to Prestbury Park.
# waiting staff
FactCheck: Has Fine Gael's Regina Doherty ensured waiting staff are legally entitled to 100% of their tips?
The claim was criticised by Sinn Féin who called it “false and misleading”.
# Advice
Mugging gangs are targeting smartphones this Christmas time - here's how to protect yourselves
Gardaí have advised all those going out on Christmas nights out to be vigilant.
# New Rules
Cabinet approves new measures to regulate tips and gratuities
The new legislation comes after a number of restaurants came in for criticism over how tips were being distributed among employees.
# Tips
Weekend tips: Step up in trip should suit unexposed and consistent filly
Richard Forristal makes his Saturday selections.
Voices
'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.
# Pay Up
Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500
An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.
# what are the odds
Weekend Tips: Son of Sea The Stars can swell the coffers ahead of Ascot
Thom Malone runs through his picks from Saturday’s racing.