New ICTU General Secretary
by Mark Corcoran

Owen Reidy has been ratified as the new General Secretary of ICTU. He takes over from Patricia King who stepped down from the post this month.


Only half of Ireland's swage was treated to EU environmental standards in 2021 according to the EPA's latest report. A multibillion-euro investment may be required to get the water plants up to scratch.


There was yet again another resignation in the house of commons as home secretary, Suella Braverman, handed in her notice while launching a scathing attack on the British Prime Minister Liz Truss.


Taoiseach Micheál Martin will join other EU leaders for a two-day summit in Brussels, which will once again be dominated by the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis.


According to the Irish Independent two senior members of Irish dancing organisation An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) have resigned after the body was embroiled in a global scandal over alleged cheating.


A study titled: ‘Comparator Report on Cancer in Ireland – Disease Burden, Costs and Access to Medicines’ suggests faster access to new medicines will be an important element of improving Ireland’s cancer survival rates. Ireland's current cancer survival rate lags behing other EU countries.



Today is the birthday of Film Composer Thomans Newman. From Finding Nemo to American Beauty the composer has been nominated for 15 oscars without a win to his name. Here is one of my favourites:


Shawshank Redemption Theme






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