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by Róisín McKane

Incoming British prime minister Rishi Sunak has been told by DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson that he must deal with the Northern Ireland Protocol if he wants to see Stormont restored.


The Times looks at tax reliefs and asks if it’s time to bring back breaks on union subs. Read more on that here.  


Government is expected to double the monthly payment for those housing Ukrainian refugees to €800 and expand a programme of modular house building as it struggles to provide accommodation for those arriving into Ireland.


The Department of Finance has said there are no plans to lift cap on bankers' pay. 


Plans to introduce longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs will be discussed by the Cabinet this morning.


And finally, The Times reports that and a lack of staff in probate offices is contributing to delays in issuing probate grants, causing problems buying and selling property.



Gladys Knight brings us zen. Midnight Train To Georgia' 49 began its No.1 run 49 years ago this week. 


Have a good day folks. 



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