Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.39 7 Nov 2019


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RTÉ is to cut 200 staff next year and slash top presenters' pay by 15%.

The State broadcaster made the announcement on Wednesday night, as it seeks to reduce costs by €60m over the next three years.

The station will also close its Limerick studio next year, while production of Lyric FM will move to Cork and Dublin.

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There was a 50% increase in the number of people treated for cocaine use last year.

New figures from the Health Research Board show 10,274 cases presented for drug treatment - 2,254 of those were for cocaine.

Opiates remains the most common drug people are treated for, making up 42% of cases, followed by cannabis, cocaine and benzodiazepines.

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A telecom contractor is announcing 600 jobs in Dublin today.

KN Circet has key contracts with eir, Virgin Media, the ESB and others.

It is also opening a new training academy in Rathcoole, which can facilitate up to 2,000 people a year.

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The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to scrutinise the Department of Social Protection's annual report.

The Department spent €10.7bn in 2018 - nearly €40m less than was estimated.

It had significant expenditure on administration, pensions and income and employment supports.

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Concerns around fake news and transparency in political advertising will be discussed in the Seanad this morning.

Lawmakers from around the world are meeting as part of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News.

How to advance the regulation of harmful content, hate speech and electoral interference online is the theme of the meeting.


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