Back in business
by Róisín McKane

Our own Joe O'Connor spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning about a new project that has been launched to assess the financial impact of the introduction of a four-day working week on businesses. Listen back to that here


EU member states gave the final approval yesterday to the €17.5bn Just Transition Fund, intended to support currently fossil fuel-dependent regions to green their economies. Read more on that here. 


In aviation, a new report from Eurocontrol, the EU-wide organisation of air navigation authorities, predicts that air traffic in Ireland will recover to just 43 per cent of 2019 levels this year.


Meanwhile, The Indo reports that permanent seasonal Aer Lingus cabin crew who work with the airline each year during the busy summer season, have been told they will not be required until next year.


HSE managers have been told to risk-assess staff who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 and to consider transferring them away from contact with patients, according to The Times.


A lack of suitable care placements for seriously disturbed and mentally unwell children is highlighted in the latest bulletin of childcare court reports published today.


The European Union has told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that it is ready to act "firmly and resolutely" to ensure the UK abides by its commitments in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Read more on that here.


Hospitality workers remain locked into low pay and poor working conditions as they returned to work over the long weekend, according to Unite.


Gardaí have warned that public order breaches will not be tolerated following street disturbances in the capital which threatened to overshadow the opening of outdoor dining over the weekend.


And finally, this week the Irish education system will embark on a unique process.The Class of 2021 who have opted to sit their exams will begin their Leaving Certificate tomorrow. Best of luck to all in exam halls in the morning. 


We have a bit of an 80s fest for our zen this morning after I stumbled across this playlist over the weekend. 


Of particular note is Tears For Fears with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' which is 36 years old today.


Have a good week folks.



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