IBEC have objected to plans to introduce paid domestic violence leave on the basis that victims can already take compassionate or sick leave.They also argue that employers should be allowed to ask for proof to stop any 'potential abuse' of paid leave to victims of domestic abuse. Women's Aid have said that IBEC's submission appears mean-spirited, distrustful and defensice.
ICTU have endorsed collective bargaining recommendations which will mean an employer will be obliged to engage with unions if they represent 10% or more of a group, grade or category within the company. Other recommendations include the strengthening of the Joint Labour Committee and the appointment of technical assessors by the Labour Court. You can read more here.
Irish house prices are overvalued by at least 7% according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). In its latest quarterly bulletin they warned that the State's property market was likely to experience a sharp slow down in the coming months. You can read the full story here.
The global body (CLGR) that governs Irish Dancing has been rocked by allegations of competition fixing and cheating.
A new clip from an episode of Scooby Doo has gone viral this week as fan favourite Velma crushes on the evil villain Coco Diablo. After years of sexual ambiguity Velma has finally been confirmed as lesbain, You can watch the full clip here: Velma is confirmed as lesbian in new Scooby-Doo film clip after years of sexual ambiguity - Independent.ie