Posts by Dr Michelle O'Sullivan

Michelle O'Sullivan

Dr Michelle O'Sullivan

Dr Michelle O'Sullivan's expertise is primarily on the quality of work and precarious work, with particular attention on public policy.

Chair of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations, Co-Chair of the Work, Employment and Organisation Special Interest Group in the Irish Academy of Management, is a member of the Board of Directors of TASC and the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. She was a Board Member of the Workplace Relations Commission from 2015-2021.


Wage Theft in Ireland (Part 2)

Michelle O'Sullivan 04/11/2022

A Progressive Economy blog earlier this year (14th April) highlighted the growing concern internationally with the phenomenon of wage theft, referring to situations where workers are not paid for work performed. Wage theft received some prominence here in recent years in union campaigns about tipping practices in hospitality. Other countries such …



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, …

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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