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44 PERCENT OF IRISH EMPLOYEES ARE LIKELY TO MOVE JOBS IN THE COMING 18 MONTHS

According to a Fastnet survey, almost half of Irish employees are likely to move jobs in the coming 18 months with career acceleration and professional development ranking above financial rewards and flexibility for both male and female talent considering a career move. The survey shows that a clear career development path in a role is […]


IRELAND STEPS UP DATA PROTECTION

Ireland is set to become a key country in Europe in protecting the data of its citizens. Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality noted that the Irish Data Protection Authority will rigorously ensure that EU privacy directives will be enforced within the country.  The regulations will mean that companies who are […]


Data Protection and Employment

Under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the ‘Acts’) an employee is entitled, subject to a number of explicit exemptions, to receive a copy of his or her personal data as held by their employer. It is useful for employers, when approaching subject access requests, to adopt a clear structured process […]


National Vetting Bureau (Children And Vulnerable Persons) Bill

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012 is part of a suite of complementary proposals aiming to provide a legislative basis for the vetting of persons who seek positions of employment relating to children or vulnerable persons. Currently persons applying for such positions are vetted on a non-statutory basis. This Bill will […]


Protection of Children and Vulnerable Persons – “Suite” of Legislation

Three legislative acts with far reaching implications are being placed on employers and organizations: The Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act, 2012 (Withholding Act), The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Vetting Act), and Children First 2012 (Children First). The key provision of the Withholding […]




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