Fisherman's Blues
by Róisín McKane

The National Women's Council of Ireland has criticised lack of female representation in the boardroom in their new report which issues today.


An internal Garda investigation is underway into more than 3,000 domestic violence 999 calls which were “cancelled” by the force, according to The Times.


A joint labour committee is set to be established for the early years sector.


The Times reports that the Government is considering alternative sites for the new national maternity hospital with sites at both Tallaght and Blanchardstown up for consideration.


The Examiner reports that a plan for a new EU-wide cybersecurity unit has been unveiled in order to get to grips with the burgeoning criminal phenomenon that costs the global economy around €840bn every year.


The Dáil's Public Accounts Committee has called on Revenue to commission an independent investigation into the self-employment status of some couriers. Read more on that here.


The Indo’s Charlie Weston reports that prices in Ireland for consumer goods and services are the joint second highest in the European Union.


And finally, travel agents are being asked to pay “utterly unfair” bond fees to merchant service providers that will render it “impossible” for many in the sector to recover after the pandemic, according to The Times.



Procol Harum bring us our zen today with ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’. The legendary song is 54 years young this week.


Have a good day folks.



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