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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Absenteeism

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# covid absences
'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons
“Covid-related shortages are not the result of ‘absenteeism’, which is defined as an avoidable absence from work.”
All time
# Absenteeism
If investigation finds Dara Murphy broke the rules he should pay back the money, says Taoiseach
Murphy is taking up a €150,000 a year job in the European Commission.
# Absenteeism
Father sentenced to a month in jail after son missed at least 243 days of school in three years
The man’s wife was also fined.
# broadstone
Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'
They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.
# As seirbhís
What on earth is going on with Bus Éireann services (or the lack of them) in the north east?
It has been a rough six weeks for commuters on the Dublin-Navan-Cavan 109 Bus Éireann route.
# Italy
Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam
The two-year investigation was conducted by police into the hospital.
# Absenteeism
Mother jailed again for allowing children to miss school
She received two concurrent one month jail sentences for allowing her two daughters to miss school.
Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about the New Land League, public service sick days and expensive cities.
# Cough Cough
These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism
The sector’s head said there were an ‘unacceptable’ number of sick days being taken in the public service.
# Absenteeism
Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?
Back pain, anxiety and depression were the biggest contributors to absenteeism in 2014.
# Absenteeism
Kids of unemployed and depressed parents more likely to be absent from class
The research found that parents, who help out at home with schoolwork and attend parent–teacher meetings, are less likely to have children with bad attendance.
# Absenteeism
Missing XI: You can make a pretty decent team out of the Irish players not featuring tomorrow
There’s a whole squad of players either injured or out of favour.
# Education
Irish firm launches 'Rollcall' app to help monitor school absenteeism
National Education Welfare Board research from 2012 showed that over 56,000 students miss school each day in Ireland.
# Sick Leave
James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.
# Absenteeism
Sinn Féin clarifies where Gerry Adams was on his Dáil 'days off'
Irish Independent had reported that the SF leader and Louth TD was absent one in four days for the first six months of the year. Sinn Féin hit back with his appointments diary. We tune in…
# Absenteeism
111,000 pupils miss more than 20 school days a year
The Oireachtas health committee heard pupil absence details yesterday, and was told that 158 pupils were expelled in the 2009-2010 year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?
Sick leave costs the Government and businesses millions every year. So should employees have to provide proof?
# Good Boss
Being a supportive boss can reduce levels of absenteeism at work
A study carried out in the US has revealed that being a supportive supervisor can reduce the level of absenteeism in certain jobs.
# Sick Pay
Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave
The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.
# Sick Pay
Mandatory sick pay "will lead to job losses and absenteeism"
That is according to the business owners who took part in a survey for ISME, who said that mandatory sick pay of four weeks will have a “disastrous effect” on businesses.
# HSE West
HSE West absenteeism "costs €60 million a year"
The high rate of absenteeism by staff at the HSE has been criticised today. It emerged that the cost of absenteeism to HSE West is around €60 million annually.
# As Láthair
‘Sick days’ cost Irish business €1.5 billion per year
On average, a staff member will cost their employer €818 per year because of their unplanned days off work. But the recession has made us turn up more regularly.
Former TD returns €12,000 in expenses after low Dáil attendance
The ex-TD missed the Dáil’s minimum attendance level by a hefty margin.
# Absenteeism
Small firm workers take fewer sick days - survey
Surprise! People take fewer sick days when there are fewer other employees to cover their work.