Category: Labour market


Ireland, low pay, and the Living Wage

Robert Sweeney 18/12/2019

The idea that work should pay is a key component of our social contract. Without adequate pay, the ability to live a life that is independent and dignified is reduced. At the same time, low pay is associated with other measures of low job quality such as precariousness, repetitiveness, among others. As such, integral to a definition of quality …



Future Jobs in Ireland

Douglas White 22/11/2019

I had the opportunity to be in Dublin earlier this month for the Irish Government’s ‘Future of Jobs’ summit. One year on from the first such …

The Inequality of Unemployment

Nora Hassan 17/07/2019

  Ireland was among the European countries hit hardest by the financial crisis with unemployment soaring to 15 per cent. In the years following the …

Digital platforms

Rory O'Farrell 03/05/2019

In the mid-2010s, British researchers surveyed the number of digital platform workers (such as workers using Uber, Deliveroo, or Amazon Turk) by …

Zero hours work

Michelle O'Sullivan 16/04/2019

There has much attention on zero hours work in Ireland in recent years. Former Labour Party Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash …

Precarious work leads to precarious lives

Sinead Pembroke 24/01/2019

Precarious work precarious lives: how policy can create more security – a report recently published by FEPS-TASC – reveals that precarious work …

Now is the time to talk about job quality

Gail Irvine 23/10/2018

This week the Carnegie UK Trust published new research which analyses how workplace trends are impacting on the quality of life of workers in …

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Michelle Maher

Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …

Nat O'Connor

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …

Rory Hearne

Rory Hearne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Maynooth University Social Sciences …