It's widely reported today that the National Joint Council group of healthcare unions has written to the HSE to oppose any plans to make healthcare workers exempt from the new requirement for people to restrict their movements for five days if a member of their household has Covid-19. Meanwhile, health department chief Robert Watt's €81k pay increase came with "scant regard for transparency", a report into his appointment has found.
Elsewhere, The Journal asks if the Civil Service should 'lead the way' on remote working, and quotes Fórsa and the AHCPS on the issue.
Your moment of Zen this morning is very much with a nod to the weekend. My youngest son (13) has been bending my ear all week about an album he's been enjoying and kept asking me if I'd listened to it yet. Yielding, inevitably, to pester power, I gave it a spin last night and realised the kid's got taste.
Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak have teamed up to deliver An Evening With Silk Sonic with guest MC, the Funkadelic maestro himself, Bootsy Collins. Closing track 'Blast Off' was a bit of a standout last night, providing a tasty bit of champagne soul, while 'Fly As Me' channels a little bit of Curtis Mayfield, and '777' is very much for the dancefloor (public or private).