Dáil debates

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:50 pm

Emer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)

I thank the Tánaiste for publishing the code of practice on the right to disconnect. Working people are under more pressure than ever before. Advances in technology have robbed us all of our freedoms. Those advances mean that we are always accessible, always plugged in and always on. Many people have been working from home for a full year now - working from their kitchen tables, living rooms or bedrooms. For them, the distinction between work and home life has blurred beyond recognition. However, they have also seen the benefits of what life without a commute looks like.

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