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Monthly Archives: May 2024

Retained firefighter pay offer ‘unacceptably low’

SIPTU has described an offer from the Government to increase the retainer paid to part-time firefighters as unacceptably low. It followed a meeting today with officials from the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. In a message to members of the Retained …

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Court told Prof Philip Nolan ‘entitled’ to return to work

The High Court has granted legal teams representing Professor Philip Nolan and Science Foundation Ireland a provisional date of 11 June for another hearing of Mr Nolan’s application to prevent his dismissal as Director General of the organisation. Mr Justice Rory Mulcahy was told that given the practical and logistical …

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Zelensky hails US weapons green light as ‘step forward’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has hailed a US decision to partially lift restrictions on using US-donated weapons to strike inside Russia as a “step forward”. The US gave the green light yesterday for Ukraine to use US weapons to defend the Kharkiv region on the border with Russia, overcoming previous …

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€5 million cycle route officially opens in Co Kildare

A high-quality cycle route has been officially opened in Co Kildare. The Kilcullen Road Active Travel Scheme in Naas cost over €5 million to complete and has been fully funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA). The scheme forms part of plans to develop high-quality cycle routes within the Naas …

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State claims IHREC does not have standing to take case

The High Court has heard arguments from the State that the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission does not have standing to take its case over the State’s failure to provide accommodation to all those seeking asylum here. This case marks the first time the Commission has used its power …

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Double blow for Ireland as O’Sullivan & Littlejohn out

Republic of Ireland midfielders Denise O’Sullivan and Ruesha Littlejohn are out of tonight’s Euro 2025 qualifier against Sweden at the Aviva Stadium. Head coach Eileen Gleeson has been dealt a major blow ahead of the clash with the world No 6-ranked side after the pair lost their respective fitness battles. …

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Sale of cigarettes from vending machines set to be banned

The Minister for Health has started the process to ban the sale of tobacco products from cigarette and vape self-service vending machines. The ban is due to come into effect from September 2025 in order to give impacted businesses time to prepare for the change. Stephen Donnelly said the ban …

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Number of people who are homeless passes 14,000

The number of people accessing emergency accommodation has surpassed 14,000. The latest data published by the Department of Housing, shows that in April there were 9,803 adults and 4,206 children in emergency accommodation. 14,009 people were recorded as being homeless in April, a rise of 143 from the figure of …

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Spain fines Ryanair, Vueling over hand luggage fees

Spain has fined four budget airlines including Ryanair and Easyjet over €150 million for charging passengers for hand luggage and other practices deemed abusive, consumer groups said. The carriers were also fined by the consumer rights ministry for forcing passengers to pay to choose seats so they can sit beside …

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