Wednesday's news
by Mehak Dugal

Aer Lingus is ceasing flights between Belfast City and Heathrow at the end of this month, the airline has announced. The company described the decision to be “Brexit-related”.

Fórsa yesterday called for special needs assistants (SNAs) to have access to appropriate training and supports, to enable them to support the mental health needs of the students they work with, at the Joint Committee on Education’s discussion on mental health supports in schools. 


Meanwhile, employees’ rights to request remote working are set to be strengthened following a review of new draft laws by the Tánaiste’s department. The Indo reports that employers may now be given fewer grounds to turn down applications.


A New law will criminalise incitement to hatred against transgender people and those with a disability, the Cabinet agreed yesterday when approving a Bill intended to make prosecutions for hate speech and hate crimes easier. More on that here.


Dublin Zoo’s Wild Lights attraction has returned to Phoenix Park this autumn and winter. The displays will be available for viewing until 9th January.


And Rishi Sunak’s first day at No 10 was full of a risky reshuffle as he restored Suella Braverman to the Home Office less than week after she was forced to resign for a security breach.


Finally, high winds at the perfect time of day created a previously undocumented 2,400-foot rainbow waterfall in Yosemite National Park, creating a stunning spectacle.


Have a good day folks.

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