Mná 100
by Róisín McKane

Early Childhood Ireland has told the Government in its Budget 2022 submission that Ireland remains “at the bottom of the class” when it comes to investment in childcare, and must double its outlay in the sector by 2028.


The Times reports that Government has approved the resumption of indoor hospitality for people who present evidence of vaccination or immunity and children accompanying them, no later than 26th July. In addition, up to 25,000 Covid-19 digital green certs for travel are expected to be issued by Government each day from the middle of this week after an initial block of nearly 2 million is approved for those already vaccinated.


NERI’s Tom McDonnell says that economic recovery is coming but there no going back to old ways, in The Examiner.


The Times reports that the rate of digital adoption among Irish businesses has accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new survey, with 98 per cent of business leaders saying technology played a key role in navigating the pandemic. 


Extra capacity at third level for students to study medicine, pharmacy and law are among proposals to be brought to Cabinet today, under a proposal for just over 4,600 additional college places to be established.


And finally, for the second year in a row one of the major annual Muslim festivals, that of Eid al-Adha, will be celebrated in Croke Park. It takes place from 9am on Tuesday, July 20th, and this year 500 people can take part. Read more on that here.



Spice Girl's Wannabe, is 25 years old this year. It was the soundtrack of my childhood. I challenge you to don your best crop top and platform runners and dance it out this morning. 


Have a good day folks. 





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