by Róisín McKane

Ryanair has posted its largest ever after-tax profit for the first half of its financial year, and said it expected to return to pre-Covid annual profit levels of at least €1 billion this year. Fórsa has called for an immediate restoration of pilots’ pre-pandemic pay. Read more on that here.


Government has asked the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to intensify their engagement with tech employers following a meeting to discuss concerns over job losses in the sector. Facebook parent company, Meta, is reported to be preparing to announce mass layoffs this coming week, meanwhile, Twitter has asked some of those laid off on Friday to come back to work. 


The housing and homelessness charity Peter McVerry Trust has said it supported over 10,000 people in 2021, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year. Read more on that here.


At least 15,000 people have died in Europe because of hot weather in 2022 so far according to the World Health Organization, with Spain and Germany among the worst-affected countries.


Staff shortages and software problems are the main factors behind a deterioration of bus services for customers, the two main bus operators in Dublin will tell an Oireachtas committee today.


And finally, Fórsa’s equality seminar kicks off tomorrow morning. Those who cannot make it in person can catch up with the live stream here. 




George Harrison brings us zen this morning. Something is 63 years old this week, and still remains as one of my all time favourites.


Have a good day folks.



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