St Anthony
by Niall Shanahan

The Business Post reported yesterday on pay negotiations between Fórsa and Ryanair, while the Irish Times reports today that a resolution of the long-running negotiations on a new contract for hospital consultants "is finally in sight," and the Irish Examiner reports this morning that the HSE has said many of the remaining workers who have yet to receive their €1,000 pandemic recognition payment will have done so by the end of November.


As we entered the weekend, ICTU was welcoming the confirmation provided by the Supreme Court on Friday that the Government’s proposed ratification of the ‘Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement’ (CETA) between the EU and Canada is unconstitutional under Irish law


The Connacht Tribune reports this morning that Galway City Council is aiming to grow its workforce to well over 600 people through the course of 2023 from its current figure of 540 – although it says the recruitment of staff continues to be an ongoing issue


The Communications Unit published a fresh round of members' news bulletins on Friday (11th November). You can find them here:



Your Zen this morning is Manchester poet Mike Garry reciting his ode to St Anthony, which was played between sets at Dublin's Olympia on Friday night.


Have a good week.




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