An end in sight
by Bernard Harbor

Fórsa's reaction focussed on workplace safety and remote working following a phased return to work premises from 20th September. It was picked up in the Irish Times and RTÉ (where it plays second fiddle to the Small Firms Association).


I'm just off the phone to Newstalk Breakfast on this, and I spoke on it's Hard Shoulder programme yesterday tea-time, but neither are online yet.


Meanwhile, the Tánaiste said return-to-work safety guidelines are to be updated with the involvement of unions and business reps.  


In other news, the Indo reports that 90% of loyalists no longer support the Good Friday Agreement, the Republic's population has topped five million for the first time since the mid-nineteenth century, and BBC Scotland's business editor has this rather negative take on the four-day week.


Elsewhere, a new report concludes that the DEIS model is failing disadvantaged post-primary students, Simon Coveney has been quizzed on Zappone (again), and Siptu had a good win in the WRC.


Finally, the 'bright idea of the week award' definitely goes to sneaker-makers Nike, who are giving their HQ staff the week off for a Covid de-stress


On the day that's in it, Zen takes a stroll down memory lane to view some vintage public health posters including (pictured above) Seymour Nydorf's 1944 effort for the US Federal Security Agency's public health service.


Have a good day.



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