Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys Announces Series Of New Initiatives To Support Remote Working

New voucher scheme to give remote workers free access to their local digital hub At least 10,000 hot desk facilities to be provided free of charge to existing hub users and those using the facilities for the first time €5 million investment under ‘Connected Hubs’ to improve 81 remote working facilities nationwide Local Authorities to […]

Thinking about a hybrid workplace? Five things you should know before you make the shift

by Alan Hickey, Service and Operations Director at Peninsula According to the Second Annual National Remote Working Survey, over 95% of workers now favour some form of remote working, with fewer than 5% wanting a full-time return to the office. This survey shows that participants preferred working from the office and home, creating a “hybrid” working […]

Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report.The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply.The work is the first of its kind to examine the likely impact of the transition to a low […]

COVID-19 Remote Working National Employee Survey Launched by the Western Development Commission and NUI Galway

Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) have today launched a national survey to gather data on employees’ experiences of remote working in these unprecedented times. This project is being led by Profeessor Alma McCarthy, Professor Alan Ahearne and Dr Katerina Bohle-Carbonell at NUI Galway and Tomás Ó […]