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The recently published KPMG CEO Outlook for 2016 shows the trepidation with which Irish CEO’s view the post-Brexit business landscape, compounded by the pressing demands to transform industries as the lines between industries, companies, technologies and customers are increasingly blurred. 64 percent of those surveyed expect their industry to change more in the next
Health
An audit of services for stroke patients by the Health Service Executive has found that 73% of hospitals are unable to provide adequate levels of rehabilitation therapy to those who need it. The audit, which was conducted in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation, shows major nursing, medical and therapy staff deficits in stroke rehabilitation […]
News
Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said that discussions with the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland will continue today ahead of industrial action due to begin tomorrow. However, Mr Bruton said he was not optimistic that tomorrow’s strike could be averted. ASTI members are to strike tomorrow for the first of seven days between now […]
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The General Secretary of the Joint Managerial Body has said that he does not envisage many secondary schools opening after midterm break as members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland withdraw from supervision and substitution duties. ASTI members are to strike for seven days between now and December in a dispute over pay for […]
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Five people have died after a light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Malta International Airport. An airport source said the five victims were all French, although it is not yet clear if they were members of the military or civilians. In a statement, the airport said the aircraft, a Fairchild Metroliner turboprop, was involved […]
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With thousands of gardaí and teachers preparing to stage work stoppages, doctors are the latest group to warn of strike action as pressure on the Government over public service pay reaches crisis levels. The Government insisted yesterday, however, there could be no special deals outside of the framework of the Lansdowne Road pay agreement, which […]
Education
The pay gap between new teachers and more established colleagues has emerged as one of the most fiercely debated issues in the looming strike. The ASTI insists that teachers who entered the profession during the crash lag far behind those who started just a few years earlier. Yet Minister for Education Richard Bruton insists there […]
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Barry Andrews has resigned as chief executive of Goal as the aid agency reels from a US investigation into its multimillion-euro Syria operation, The Irish Times has learned. Mr Andrews, a former Fianna Fáil minister who took the helm at the organisation in 2013, informed the Goal board in August of his intention to step […]
Financial
Interest deductibility for residential landlords is to be increased by 5% to 80% as part of measures in Budget 2017 to support the rental market. The rate had been restricted to 75% in 2009. In addition, full interest deductibility for landlords will be restored on a phased basis. It will increase by instalments of 5% […]
Financial
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Budget 2017 is the first in a series of budgets that are focused on what the public said was important. Speaking on RTÉ News, Mr Kenny said it was based on continued prudent management of the economy that takes into account coming challenges such as Brexit. The Taoiseach said he […]
Financial News
Government intensifies preparatory work on Brexit and announces All-Island Civic Dialogue to seek broad based views on all-island implications. Next Steps to include: · An all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting to be hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2 November in Dublin. Invitations will […]
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The Department of Education has asked teachers’ union the ASTI to cooperate with arrangements it is attempting to make to keep secondary schools open in the event of industrial action by teachers. The Association of Secondary School Teachers is currently balloting members in relation to two issues, one of which is a withdrawal from supervision […]