Changes are coming
by Róisín McKane

The Tánaiste has confirmed that a full return to the office won't happen until next Spring. Our own Bernard Harbor spoke to Newstalk yesterday evening on the safe return to work and the role of antigen testing. Listen back to him here from 10:35. 


The HSE will begin administering booster vaccines to more than 800,000 people aged between 60 and 80 at the start of November, health chiefs expect. 


RTÉ reports that the families of the Fórsa members who sadly died while on helicopter R116 while on a search and rescue mission in 2017 are facing significant legal bills arising out of a Department of Transport review of the accident.


People with disabilities have been among the worst affected groups by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Advocacy Services for People with Disabilities and the Patient Advocacy Service.


Governments are facing a fiscal time bomb related to funding pensions and healthcare as populations age – one that will “dwarf” the costs associated with the current Covid crisis, the OECD has warned.


An employment solicitor has suggested that frontline healthcare staff who were redeployed due to their vaccination status could present issues for the HSE.


The Commission on Taxation and Welfare is to consider the merits of replacing the local property tax with a broader site value tax.


And finally, the University of Limerick has started legal action against Irish Water over a move to impose water charges on college residences, at an annual cost of some €106 per student by 2025.





Angie by The Rolling Stones is 48 years old this week. Here it is in all it's beautiful glory.

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