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Precarious, contingent, flexible, unstable, stressful

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Questions of labour, and its conditions, are moving into the centre of the political discussion again, driven by the rise of the so-called 'gig economy' - the notion that the sort of 'side-gig' job, long being used by many to supplement regular incomes, might instead become a mainstay of the economy.

Politics is a cruel business

Well, the heading this week says it all – politics really is a cruel business.

Who do you think you are? - GIAF First Thought Talks

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IDENTITY - ONE word but it covers a multitude of aspects within an individual. There is personal identity, political identity, cultural identity, national identity, sexual identity, and, more than ever before, a focus on gender identity that calls into question the idea of gender itself.

Gas finally flows from Corrib Gas Field

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Natural gas flowed for the first time from the controversial Corrib Gas Field today (Wednesday, December 29). The project which has been dogged with controversy for many years received the final approvals it needed for the gas to flow from the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White on Tuesday (December, 28) evening.

Rural areas face long wait for high speed broadband, warns Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív says the Government’s National Broadband Scheme doesn’t provide fast enough connections and will be redundant before its roll-out is completed.

Banking services through An Post will boost rural areas – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that An Post’s plans to offer banking services will be a major boost to rural areas.

Broadband promises broken — Chambers

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Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers has accused the Government of breaking yet another promise on broadband. As part of the Capital Investment Programme announced this week, Communications Minister Alex White pledged to spend €275m on the National Broadband Plan. However, that is significantly less than the €512m initially promised for the project.

“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”

The above famous line, from Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, comes to my mind when I look at the world today, which is certainly in a state of chassis. The refugee/migrant situation is dominating the media and so rightly it should. Huge numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria and Eritrea are pouring into Europe.

Small businesses expect fifteen per cent jobs boost from online trading

More than 70 per cent of small businesses that have participated in the Government’s Trading Online Voucher Scheme expect to recruit more staff, according to a survey published by the Department of Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources. On average, the small firms that expect to take on extra workers predict a jobs-dividend of almost 15 per cent.

 

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