Government approves pay increases for early learning and childcare workers

The Government has approved a new pay agreement which will provide pay increases and wage structure for early learning and childcare workers. Employment Regulation Orders will commence on 15 September and will provide new minimum hourly rates of pay for various roles in the early years services sector, ranging from €13-an-hour for early years educators…

Euro zone Q2 growth revised up, supported by household spending

Euro zone economic growth was stronger than previously estimated in the second quarter, data showed today. Today’s figures show that household spending recovered after a half of year of stagnation despite the squeeze on disposible income from spiraling inflation. The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said gross domestic product in the 19 countries using the…