Goats to the rescue
by Róisín McKane

Official advice on the phased ‘return to workplaces,’ which was published yesterday, underlines the requirement for employers to consult with staff and worker safety representatives in advance of its 20th September commencement. You can read more on that here.


The Indo’s Ann Marie Walsh reports on The Pensions Commission’s report which recommends that an increase in the State pension age to 67 should be delayed by at least seven years.


Irish male graduates have higher salary expectations than their female counterparts, according to research by Universum, part of recruitment company IrishJobs. The salaries that female graduates surveyed said they expected to earn in their first job after graduation were up to 14 per cent lower than the salaries male graduates believe they will be paid.


Professor Tom Keane has stepped down as Chairperson of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council. He said he decided to quit having "come to conclude that the requirements for implementing this unprecedented programme for change are seriously lacking". Read more on that here.


A third of childcare managers say their facility could face closure in the coming months due to an inability to recruit qualified workers, according to a survey by the New Deal or Early Years coalition.


Questions have been raised over RTÉ filming at The Rotunda amid ongoing stringent maternity restrictions for women and their partners. Read more on that here.


New research has concluded that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves owned today by countries and companies must remain in the ground if the climate crisis is to be ended. And the world’s largest listed oil companies will have to cut production by at least 50 per cent over the next decade if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees as per the Paris climate accord.


And finally, Cork airport is due to close this weekend for ten weeks ahead of a multi-million runway rebuild project. Read more on that here.





The Kinks bring us our zen this morning. "You Really Got Me" is 48 years old this week. Interesting trivia - Jimmy Page plays tambourine on the track.


Have a good day folks. 





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