INMO recommends nurses vote to accept Labour Court proposals
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has recommended its members accept Labour Court proposals over staff shortages and pay.
Its executive council said on Wednesday its members should vote to accept the proposals aimed at resolving their recent strike.
The Labour Court has recommended changes in a proposed new contract for staff nurses and midwives.
Sport Ireland CEO "not saying yes" to confidence in FAI board
The CEO of Sport Ireland has refused to say if he has confidence in the board of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
John Treacy has appeared before TDs and Senators on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Sport to discuss the €2.7m funding it gives to governing body of Irish soccer.
It comes after it emerged that former FAI chief executive John Delaney gave a €100,000 bridging loan to the organisation in 2017.
"Christmas will not be cancelled" - Education minister weighs in on school patronage
The Education Minister Joe McHugh has moved to reassure parents of children in schools marked for a change of patronage that Catholic holidays will remain in place.
It comes after parents in north Dublin were warned that their children may be prevented from celebrating the holidays, if school patronage is changed from a Catholic to non-denominational model.
But Minister McHugh has slammed any such suggestion.
Complaint filed after Apple employee asked to handover devices at US border
A complaint has been filed in the United States after a worker with tech giant Apple was asked to handover his devices to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it filed the complaint after Andreas Gal was "subjected to interrogation and retaliation" for questioning the unwarranted search of his electronic devices.
The complaint is seeking an investigation into whether CBP's interrogation and search of Gal was consistent with amendments of the US Constitution, as well as a comprehensive review of its policies.
Rules relaxed for non-EU construction workers in Ireland
Changes to work permits will see construction workers from countries outside the European Economic Area able to work in Ireland.
The Government has said the changes are to address labour shortages in key sectors.
It follows a comprehensive review of the employment permits system.