Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.45 11 Feb 2019


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The Labour Court will decide later if it can intervene in the ongoing pay dispute between nurses and the Government.

Talks aimed at averting industrial action ended just after 3.00am this morning, following 15 hours of negotiations.

Three days of strikes by members of the INMO and PNA unions are due to begin tomorrow, which could create chaos in the health service.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has questioned calls from the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU.

She has responded to a letter from Mr Corbyn setting out his conditions to support a Brexit deal.

Mrs May is asking for further cross-party talks "as soon as possible".

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Over half of Irish SMEs have not yet started planning for Brexit.

The latest AIB Brexit Sentiment Index shows a rise in the number of firms here reporting it is starting to impact on their business.

The last quarter for 2018 shows Brexit is already affecting 32% of small businesses, up from 25%.

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A man remains in a critical condition in hospital, after an alleged attack in Kerry.

He was seriously assaulted on The Square, Killorglin in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The man in his early 30s is being treated in University Hospital Kerry.

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Representatives from across the political spectrum have condemned a protest held yesterday at the home of the Health Minister Simon Harris.

Gardaí attended the scene yesterday afternoon and say the protesters left peacefully.

They say enquiries will be carried out.


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