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This year
My remote work: 'I traded my two-hour London commute for Donegal and never looked back'
Two fully remote workers outline why they made the decision and what the challenges and benefits are of working from home.
Last year
Plan for 'major shift’ on remote working for civil servants launched by government
Most civil servants will now be able to work remotely at least some of the time.
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.
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.
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.
All time
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
Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews
In our new regular Voices column, career expert Sarah Geraghty offers advice to our readers who would like a change to their working life.
Return to offices and workplaces could take place 'on a staggered basis' from August
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said this could happen “if things continue to improve”.
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.
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.
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.
Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says
Leo Varadkar said the idea is being considered as part of a public consultation.
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.
'We're creatures of habit': Tips for those working from home as the nights get darker
Remote working – in some industries – could be here to stay for quite some time.
'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?
There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish
Twitter’s EMEA headquarters are in Dublin where the company employees about 200 people.
IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week
The Irish union will update players again next month, subject to government directives.
Working from home: simple tips for looking after your physical and mental health
David Last’s advice for how to handle the challenges of working from home.
Zoom calls with POC, Schmidt and Fogarty - How Irish refs are staying sharp
IRFU high performance referee coach John Lacey outlines what the country’s top refs have been learning.
More than 40% of employees working longer hours from home, survey finds
Some 90% of workers are now based at their homes since the coronavirus restrictions came into place.
Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home
The province’s head of athletic performance, David Howarth, explains the new norm.
Poll: Would you work from home more if you could?
It’s a move that could boost your productivity by 13.5 per cent, according to a recent study.