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by Róisín McKane

Cabinet will meet this morning to consider a proposal to develop a system that would permit only those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to eat and drink inside bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, NIAC are recommending to Government that the AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines can be administered to 18 to 40-year-olds.


The Tánaiste has called on employers and workers to make remote and home working a much bigger part of working life after the pandemic at the launch of a new campaign - #MakingRemoteWork, and The Examiner reports that more than a million workers will benefit from tax breaks aimed at incentivising remote working on a permanent basis in October's budget.


Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has weighed in on the four day week campaign saying that a move would add at least €4.2 billion on to the public sector pay bill.


Elsewhere, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signaled that public spending will be reined in as economy recovers.


The Taoiseach has said he wants to see “fewer delays through legal challenges” as part of a new drive by Government to deal with the housing crisis. Read more on that here. 


And finally The Examiner’s Aoife Moore talks representation in the Dáil in this piece.



It's difficult to avoid football at the moment, with the day centered around the Euros and "important matches". As the tournament progresses I have found myself sucked in to the excitement of it all, and most recently was described as Mrs Doyle in the "Incredible over 75’s five-a-side football match" Fr Ted episode. 


I revisited it last night and found far to many similarities for comfort. You can watch snippets of it below. 


Have a good day folks. 







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