Majority of Irish businesses planning for a partial return to office


rish document and information management provider, Kefron today announced the results of its ‘2021 Smarter Office Survey’, revealing how Irish businesses are navigating the challenges of adapting their offices to the realities of the post-COVID environment. The survey was undertaken in May and June 2021 amongst 77 companies across multiple sectors in Ireland including financial, […]

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Campaigners call for strict legislation to stop online abuse of young people


The Children’s Rights Alliance is calling on the Government to provide a well-resourced online safety commissioner to tackle Big Tech companies over abusive posts on their platforms. The Children’s Rights Alliance has called on the Government to act now to implement safety measures to make the internet safer for children and young people. The alliance […]

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Cyber insurance report declares ransomware a ‘digital pandemic’


Cyber insurance prices have increased by almost one-third, with ransomware now the most common form of cyberattack. Global cyber insurance prices have soared since the beginning of the pandemic as providers scrambled to cover rising losses, according to research conducted by international insurance broker Howden. A cyber insurance report published last month found the number of ransomware […]

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Twitter considers new features including prompts against offensive language


The proposed changes give users greater control over their conversations and who can take part in them. Twitter is considering new features for its platform after users have complained about profanity in replies and having to toggle between public and private accounts. An unverified Twitter account associated with the company’s design team tweeted yesterday (1 July) about […]

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‘Time to balance the odds’: NWCI seeks gender quotas for boards


The NWCI is urging the Irish Government to establish a 40pc legislative quota to boost gender balance on non-State boards. The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is calling on the Government to introduce gender quotas for corporate boards. In 2018, the Government established a business-led review group that aims to address the gender imbalance at senior […]

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Almost 2 in 5 workers still awaiting clarity over post Covid work practices


A new survey carried out by e-recruitment platform, IrishJobs.ie has revealed that almost two fifths of employees have yet to receive clarity from their employer in relation to post Covid working practices. According to the survey, which was carried out among 3,077 employees in Ireland, 38% of employees have received no update from their employer in […]

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Government to research a four-day working week


The Government is to seek proposals from the research community on the social, economic and environmental implications of reduced working time in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications will formally open the call on July 1 for submissions to give consideration […]

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66% of Irish homeowners are currently working studying from home


Sixty six percent of Irish homeowners said that they are currently either studying or working from home in new research released today by Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC. The research was carried out by iReach Insights Limited and was part of a nationwide study conducted as part of the iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus Survey with 1,200 respondents, 777 […]

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