by Róisín McKane

The Indo reports that employers who refuse to engage with unions may face penalties under new proposals. Government is expected to approve a report by the High-Level Group on Collective Bargaining, which was set up by the Tánaiste last year.


Ashley Connolly is quoted by The Examiner in this piece, criticising the ongoing delay of the pandemic recognition payment.


The Times reports on plans by Government to scrap two-person decision boards at An Bord Pleanála, ending a practice that was in place for a decade before controversy engulfed the planning appeals body earlier this year.


Cabinet is set to discuss how the energy assistance measures in Budget 2023 will be implemented, later today.


Water service workers who are members of SIPTU and Unite are planning a protest at Liberty Hall next week in a row over the transfer of 3,000 staff to Irish Water.


More than 54,000 Ukrainians have sought refuge in Ireland since the onset of war in their country, according to new data by the CSO.


And finally, Ryanair has criticised proposals set out by the Commission for Aviation Regulation over plans to boost Dublin Airport passenger charges. The airline said regulators should not hit airlines with extra costs while inflation threatens their Covid recovery.





Janis Joplin is the bringer of zen this morning, as we mark 52 years of her passing. 


Have a good day folks. 


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