Three Sided Coin
by Niall Shanahan

Good morning,


On Monday I brought you the news about how HSE chief Paul Reid was throwing shapes in the Sunday Business Post. By last night we posted news on the Fórsa website that the HSE has agreed to meet the union over Reid’s public statement on the need for redundancies. It comes after the union wrote demanding that the agency conform to public service agreements.


Elsewhere, today's front pages are a mixed bag of flooding in Italy, Maria Bailey's de-selection, Danny Healy-Rae calls for special drink-drive permits (again), someone pulls a gun at a Father Ted festival and and Nigel Farage, a man not running for election, still manages to dominate the front page of the Telegraph.


Unite trade union, which represents engineers, technicians and administration staff at the Virgin media group, voted this week to ballot for strike action following a decision by the company to make up to 65 workers redundant, while SIPTU, which representing 87 workers at the SK Biotek plant in Swords, has said members began a picket on Monday at  due to a management lockout.


Elsewhere Stephen Collins reckons the complexion of our next Government will be determined by who emerges strongest from the next election in a contest between Labour and the Green Party. Meanwhile Pat Leahy previews this weekend's Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Derry which he describes as "a welcome opportunity to regroup after a torrid 12 months" for the party.


Your moment of Zen comes from a special live performance by the inimitable Kate Tempest, click on the image above. She's playing tonight in Vicar Street and I am slightly beside myself with excitement because I'm going to see her.

That's all folks, have a nice weekend.
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