Warning over threat to remote work from firms pushing for office return

Some companies have signalled their support for remote working, yet others want staff back in the office – prompting concern among some in rural Ireland

20th August, 2021
Warning over threat to remote work from firms pushing for office return
Some companies are keen to get workers back to big-city offices as soon as possible, which could threaten the nascent work-from-home culture in parts of the country such as Donegal, according to an expert group. Picture: Getty

The future of remote working in Ireland could be threatened by companies intent on bringing workers back to the office, an expert group has said.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today said the country now has an opportunity to make remote working a “much bigger part of working life”.

It comes ahead of a new law, due to be passed this year, that could provide employees with a legal right to request remote...

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