Clean up
by Róisín McKane

Siptu will say that a new public sector pay deal has raised the prospect of “a turbulent winter and spring”, with the potential for the various groups of government employees to start lodging individual claims for better wages and conditions, at their conference later today. This echoes Kevin Callinan’s warnings, published in The Indo last week.


The Examiner warns that more than a third of Defence Forces officers believe they should take industrial action to leverage improvements to pay and conditions while nearly half of younger officers say they’ll quit the military within 10 years if the government doesn’t improve remuneration.


The Government looks set to make local authority home loans available for the first time to people buying and renovating derelict properties. Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien will seek Cabinet approval this morning to extend the scheme.


The Times reports that Apple’s claims on carbon neutrality are rightly coming under scrutiny.


RTÉ has told the Government it will reduce staff numbers by 20 per cent, or 400 people, sharply increase spending on independent productions, cut some services and examine the sale of part of the Donnybrook campus, as part of a new strategic plan. 


Israeli forces bombarded southern Gaza after tanks advanced to the gates of its biggest hospital in the north where health officials say dozens of patients, including babies, have died due a lack of power and the heavy fighting.


Elsewhere, thousands of people to the streets in pro-Palestine rallies and vigils across the country last weekend, with more set to take place this weekend. The Donegal Irish-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which was set up just over a week ago, held their first march and rally last Saturday. You can see more from this powerful show of solidarity with the Palestinian people below.


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