Today marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster, which resulted in the deaths of 564 people in the single-largest loss of life on the Irish Sea.
The Irish Times reports on Fórsa's planned industrial action set to take place in Institutes of Technology (IoTs) next Monday. Library, clerical and administrative staff in IoTs around the country will not engage in any form of communication as part of a campaign aimed at securing a comprehensive job evaluation exercise.
Also reported in The Times, the HSE has said that industrial action by some ambulance personnel was putting “the National Ambulance Service in a potentially precarious position”. Staff are in a dispute with the HSE over representation rights and the deduction of union subscriptions from pay.
The cost of childcare in Ireland rose 2% in the past year - averaging at €9,256 per year. A national survey of childcare providers due to be published next month is expected to show the average for families is approximately €178 per week.