Niamh Flanagan

Mistletoe and wine, consumerism ain’t fine

24th December 2021

Features Columnist Niamh Flanagan emphasises why we need to bin this particular Christmas tradition. We are almost at Christmas day. The festive tension is palpable, Mariah Carey can be heard around every corner you turn, and every other shop window is festooned with red, green and gold. Whether you’re a tree up on the first ...

Portugal appreciates the need for rest, and so should we

29th November 2021

Portugal introduces a law that bans employers from contacting employees after working hours – should Scotland do the same? At the start of the month, news broke that Portugal had passed laws banning bosses from contacting their staff outside of working hours under legislation referred to as “right to rest”. The law dictates that companies ...