Colum Riordan

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Employee Relations Manager, People

ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers

ESB workers repairing power lines after a storm in 2014.<p>Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland<p>ESB workers repairing power lines after a storm in …

Irish Water 'plans to cut 1,200 jobs over next six years'

* Company 'substantially overstaffed' * Voluntary redundancy scheme 'needed' * Target of €1.1bn savings by 2021<p>IRISH Water is planning to cut a total …

Woman wins €50,000 after being dismissed while pregnant

Workplace Relations Commission rules after council failed to renew woman’s contract<p>Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 20:09 Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 08:08<p>A county …


A Day in The Life of HR

JOE chats to 22-year-old Irish entrepreneur Shane Finn of WK Fitness

Q&A: Foodcloud connects local food sellers with charities

<b>In this week’s Q&A Kehlan catches up with Iseult Ward from Foodcloud.</b><p>Foodcloud, which was established in August 2013, helps to connect supermarkets …


Delvin Studios cater for big demand

Set up in 2015, Delvin Studios has developed a huge market in the US for its leprechaun products, <b>says Trish Dromey.</b><p>This St Patrick’s Day, Delvin …


Harvey Nichols reports 14% increase in after-tax profits

Directors say they expect company to maintain current level of performance<p>Mon, Mar 7, 2016, 06:50<p>Department store Harvey Nichols has recorded an …


'My plumber is only 50 and his knees are gone': how long could you work for?

People in their twenties have been warned that they may have to work till they are 75 to receive their state pension. Could you still do your job at that age?<p>With the news that the state pension age could rise to 75 we wondered whether you would still be able to do your current job at that age.<p>Most …


The gender pay gap is way overblown by the media — here are the real stats

The press release has already been written up by the Evening Standard, The Guardian, and here at Business Insider.<p>The problem with this statistic is that ... it's rubbish.<p>The gender pay gap in the UK is just 9.4% and getting smaller every year, according to the Office for National Statistics, which …

Banks boost lending to small firms

Small businesses are looking for more and more credit from the banks, and the rate of refusal from lenders is shrinking as the economy keeps …

Strikes still set to go ahead after Luas talks end without agreement

The next strike is planned for St Patrick’s Day.