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# working from home

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.
Opinion: Why aren't we investing in Ireland's remote working infrastructure?
Head of Grow Remote, John Riordan says Ireland is lagging behind other countries in facilitating a potentially lucrative growth in remote working.
Opinion: After three years we still don't understand what remote work really is
Tracy Keogh of Grow Remote says we’re losing opportunities by not embracing remote working.
Last year
'Sick child leave' and ten days domestic violence leave recommended for Work Life Balance Bill
The Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth today published its pre-legislative scrutiny report on the Bill.
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.
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.
Parents to get five days unpaid leave to care for sick children
Paid breastfeeding breaks will also be extended from six months to two years.
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
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.
Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
NPHET has asked the government to change its advice around a gradual return to workplaces.
Poll: Are you in a position to work remotely?
The Government is expecting that NPHET will reinforce its message urging people to work from home where possible.
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
Poll: Are you ready to go back to working in an office next month?
Will you be returning to an office when guidance changes?
ICTU asks government to continue full PUP rate for workers in unopened sectors
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions outlined concerns it has for workers and workplaces ahead of next week’s reopening plans.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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 '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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.
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.
Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?
Rowena Hennigan is an expert in remote working. She says emergency remote working in the pandemic is not the way to approach remote working long term.
Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds
Alcohol consumption and back and neck problems are also on the rise.
Ransomware and remote working: If Twitter can be breached, then every company must be vigilant
Jacky Fox of Accenture Security outlines the security threats posed to busineses at the moment and offers some advice on how to handle this growing criminal activity.
80% of people want a change from working in the office, survey finds
Almost a quarter of people favour working two to three days a week from home and the rest in the office.
'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.
The CSO wants people to 'tell Ireland’s story' of Covid-19
The work of the country’s census office has been hampered by the 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.
Poll: Are you more productive working from home?
According to a new survey from around 90% of workers are now based at their homes.
Open thread: Your tips for handling kids while working from home
Keeping kids occupied when schools are closed can be a challenge, not least when you’re also working from home.
10 essential facts of life for people who work from home
“It must be so nice not having to get up early…” That’s what you think.