by Róisín McKane

The Times leads with the results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos poll, with respondents demonstrating a willingness to help refugees while also raising concerns at the numbers, as the State grapples with the challenge of accommodating people fleeing the war in Ukraine. 


Meanwhile, women and children fleeing the Russian invasion who arrived on flights to Dublin Airport yesterday, spent the night in a terminal building because of a shortage of State-provided accommodation.


Elsewhere, The Times reports that almost 4,000 people with legal status to remain are “trapped in direct provision [but] could leave in the morning” if they could access housing.


A new law giving workers the right to paid sick leave has been passed by the Oireachtas, entitling employees to three days' paid sick leave in the first year of operation, rising to five days in year two, seven days in year three with employers eventually covering the cost of ten days in year four.


The Labour Court has recommended that production workers at Apple’s Cork operation receive a higher pay increase than previously offered by the employer.


Finally for today, a group of ESB network technicians claim that thousands of euro in overtime pay due to them before last Christmas was deliberately held up as a penalty for not signing up to a new timekeeping app.


With scorching temperatures set to hit over the weekend, this is your reminder to wear sunscreen.


Enjoy the weekend.



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