Symmetrical Silhouettes
by Róisín McKane

There is widespread coverage of the aviation crisis this morning. The Times reports that there were heated exchanges in the Seanad following the collapse of Stobart. Meanwhile, The Indo reports on the strained relationship between the carrier and Aer Lingus and RTÉ reports that Aer Lingus will operate some services hit by the closure


National secretary Ashley Connolly spoke to Catriona Perry on RTÉ’s Six One yesterday evening about the need for an integrated plan and social dialogue to ensure the industry's survival. You can watch that back here from the 30 minute mark.


The Supreme Court will give judgment on Friday on the State’s appeal against a far-reaching finding that a law under which minimum pay and conditions are set within the building sector is unconstitutional.


The Examiner reports that over half of staff say they will quit if their employers fail to provide flexible working when offices reopen after the Covid pandemic, according to a survey by accountancy group EY.


Thousands of people are expected at a demonstration in Dublin today by homeowners demanding the expansion of a redress scheme for property affected by pyrite and mica. Protests over the issue, which has principally affected homes in Donegal and Mayo have gathered momentum in recent weeks.


The Minister for Housing will today bring forward proposals that will allow him to oblige that up to 100 per cent of housing on public land in Dublin and Cork be either affordable or social.


The Times reports that more than 200,000 third-level students in the State will be allowed to return to campuses from September with nearly all facilities fully open, under proposals being brought to the Government. 


And finally, ICTU and the Dublin Council of Trade Unions are hosting a Webinar ‘The Legacy of Mike Cooley – The Future of Work and Just Transition’ this Wednesday, 16th June at 7:00 pm. You can register here.


David Bowie brings us our zen. His landmark album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars is 49 years old this month. 


Here’s Star Man


Have a good day folks.








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