Wednesday's news
by Mehak Dugal

The Indo has this piece on the importance of the aviation sector to Ireland and highlights the calls to support the Irish aviation industry to be airborne again. 


Cabinet agreed yesterday that people who aren’t  fully vaccinated and are travelling from the UK to Ireland will have to self-quarantine for 14 days after they arrive amid rising concerns of the Delta variant.


The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Education Group has welcomed official plans to increase on-site learning activity in the further and higher education sector in the Autumn and the commitment from Government to ensure the process takes place in full accordance with public health guidelines. 


Separately, ICTU will also today address claims that people do not want to return to work because of the PUP. Social policy officer Laura Bambrick will say that how the PUP is withdrawn must be based on concrete evidence, and will argue it must be influenced claims from a handful of employers, amplified by the media, that workers do not want to return to their jobs due to PUP in front of the Committee today. 


Elsewhere, the French subsidiary of Ikea has been ordered to pay a €1 million fine for spying on hundreds of employees and some customers. The court in Versailles found that Ikea's French subsidiary used illegal surveillance means to sift out union representatives and to profile customers in dispute with Ikea.


The “vast majority” of 450,000 people awaiting a second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine under an accelerated rollout will get it ahead of their originally scheduled appointment, the head of the national vaccine taskforce has said. However, while many will be vaccinated sooner than under the old 12-week dosing gap, which was shortened due to concerns over the Delta variant fuelling a surge in cases in the UK, the HSE was unable to say how many awaiting a second shot would receive it within eight weeks of their first.


The Government has told families affected by mica it will pay as close as possible to 100 per cent for remediation works to their homes but will not agree to an unlimited scheme offering full compensation, as thousands of people affected by the issue marched in Dublin yesterday demanding 100 per cent redress.

And finally, Roxette brings us our zen this morning with the iconic 'It Must Have Been Love' which started its long run at No. 1 on the US singles chart on this day in 1990. Enjoy! 

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