Analysis: Government’s new pathways to work strategy suggests a move towards a European-style welfare system
It is tempting for people to be cynical about employment initiatives, but many of the targets in previous strategies were achieved
The government’s new job recovery strategy is inevitably focused on dealing with the “aftershock” of the pandemic.
The Pathways to Work plan notes that over the past sixteen months, this country has experienced a labour market shock like no other
“Many people were temporarily laid-off work as a result of Covid-19. Many of these people have already returned to work, or...
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Despite satisfaction with the vaccine rollout, Fianna Fáil is down a point at 13 per cent, and the latest poll also shows that Sinn Féin has cemented its place with almost a third of the electorate
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SF’s message on housing is still hitting home with Generation Rent
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Richard Colwell: It’s the housing, stupid: how the political tide turned
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