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Ride-sharing services are not the answer to Dublin’s taxi problem

Michelle O'Sullivan 12/07/2022

This article originally appeared in The Irish Times, 8th July 2022.   In response to concerns around the availability of taxis in Dublin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government might consider introducing transport-sharing services. He specifically noted the presence of Uber and Lyft in other countries. Uber and Lyft are online …



Wage Theft in Ireland

Michelle O'Sullivan 11/04/2022

When the issue of hospitality workers not receiving tips gained prominence nationally in recent years, unions called the action of employers …

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 …

Union density

Michelle O'Sullivan 19/04/2010

Michelle O'Sullivan: The latest CSO release indicates that union density for the second quarter of 2009 was 34%, higher than the previous three years …

Guest post by Michelle O'Sullivan: Minimum wage regulation

Michelle O'Sullivan 01/02/2010

Michelle O'Sullivan: Last week the Tánaiste, Mary Coughlan, announced that legislation will be introduced allowing employers to claim an inability …

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