Budget day
by Róisín McKane

Martin Wall looks at the Haddington Road hours in this morning’s Irish Times and evaluates the cost here.


The Times reports on a new study which says that the vast majority of doctors in training reject the draft consultant contract under Sláintecare, and say they will emigrate rather than accept it.


INMO workers staged a protest at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown yesterday to highlight what nurses have described as “excessive workloads and consequential increasingly unsafe conditions”.


SIPTU has said that any government move to increase the state pension age will result in punishment by the electorate at the next general election.


The chief executive of Dublin City Council has been criticised for “snide and dismissive” comments to a students’ union that raised concerns over the use of purpose-built student accommodation by tourists.


And finally, Britain’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history, with ministers and scientists taking a “fatalistic” approach that exacerbated the death toll, a landmark inquiry has found. Read more on that here.




For our zen this morning we have a Christy Moore x Maniac 2000 mash up – is there anything better I hear you ask?


No surprise at all, I found myself hoping that Christy incorporates this into his Vicar Street Christmas repertoire.


Have a good day folks.



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