Tagged with: zero-hours


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 crisis, Ireland’s economy has managed to rebound with its current unemployment rate down to 4.5 per cent. Despite this improvement there remains a group of people who have been left behind by the …



The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

Sinead Pembroke 12/12/2017

Just last week, the government announced that it was to introduce new legislation to deal with amongst other things, zero-hour contracts. This …

Security of hours for part-time retail workers

Sinead Pembroke 17/04/2017

For decades now, the retail sector has become synonymous with part-time, low-paid and insecure contracts. However, this has not always been the case; …

Who’s going to take care of our carers?

Sinead Pembroke 14/02/2017

As anyone who has a family-member in need of homecare knows, private homecare is very expensive. But like childcare, what do we really know about the …

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