The Irish Times, Independent and Examiner all run with the news that Fórsa officials will meet with Minister Eoghan Murphy later today to discuss his proposals for the future of Irish Water, amid growing fears that the mass move of council staff to Irish Water control could be a stepping stone to water privatisation unless a referendum takes place first.
The HSE will today publish its winter plan, which aims to reduce overcrowding proposes curtailing outpatient appointments, planned in-patient and day case procedures, and routine community activity to free up hospital capacity.
Deliveroo riders in the UK have lost a high court battle to gain union recognition. The ruling dismissed a judicial review brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which aimed to overturn an earlier ruling that workers for the delivery firm were self-employed.
The Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which will allow for the introduction of abortion services, will proceed to the Seanad after passing all stages in the Dáil last night.
Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor says the situation at Grafton College Dublin, exposes weaknesses in the availability of fair employment terms in the English language training sector. Speaking at Committee Stage of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill. She said the objective of the legislation is to further strengthen the role of QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) as the regulator of quality assurance across further and higher education in Ireland.
Finally, today's zen is the guardians collection of the best photos from yesterday.
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