Stag party
by Róisín McKane

Stobart Air workers fear for their long-term employment prospects following the loss of their jobs at the weekend, according to this piece by The Times.


Meanwhile, hundreds of workers from the aviation sector took part in a protest outside the Department of Health yesterday calling on the Government to allow rapid antigen testing for international travel.


Claims that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment are to blame for employers struggling to find staff have been rejected by Oireachtas committee.


Government is expected to commission a review of the operation of the existing freedom of information legislation.


The IMF has said that the Irish economy is likely to experience a two-speed recovery from the pandemic because of the “highly asymmetric impact” of the shock.


The Examiner reports that at least 200 international medical students are on a waiting list for a vital part of their training, as limited access to internships continues.


The cost of new homes in Dublin could be cut by about €30,000 with the implementation of legislation for the compulsory purchase development land, according to The Times


An finally, the British government has agreed to introduce an Irish language act in Northern Ireland if the Stormont Assembly fails to do so by the end of September. The move ends a dispute over the promised legislation, which had threatened to derail attempts to get the Stormont Assembly back up and running.



Time for a little culture. If you’re in Dublin city over the weekend, why not check out the mural which was inspired by the stories of LGBTI+ young people growing up in Ireland.


The artwork was created by Subset in collaboration with Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, and Róisín Coffey Duff, daughter of our own Lynn Coffey, had a hand in its creation.


You can find out more here.


Have a good day folks. 

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