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RTÉ broadcasters and senior staff left 'fuming' over management's plan for pay cuts and freezes

Monday  09:25,   11 november 2019
independent.ie

Some of RTÉ's best-known broadcasters and senior staff are said to be fuming at having to take a pay cut or wage freeze in a bid to ease the company's cash crisis.While its 10 highest earners are in line for a 15pc reduction in salary, there >>>

Senator apologises for 'Traveller' and 'dwarf' tweets but claims she is victim of smear campaign

Monday  09:20,   11 november 2019
independent.ie

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has apologised for tweets she posted in the past in which she used the words "knacker" and "Traveller" in a derogatory manner. Other Twitter messages said celebrity Kim Kardashian had a "fat arse", the Fianna Fáil... >>>

Irish weather forecast: 'Colder than normal' week ahead with sleet, sharp frosts and icy patches

Monday  08:45,   11 november 2019
msn

There'll be a risk of hail in the west tonightMet Eireann revealed we'll see "colder than normal" temperatures this week with sleet, a risk of hail, sharp frosts and icy... >>>

Luas to be extended into north Dublin as new project 'FingLuas' in 'design and planning phase'

Sunday  14:05,   10 november 2019
dublinlive.ie

It will be a massive transformation for the north-west of the city and will make a major difference to the people in the areaFine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock confirmed that the extension of the Luas to Finglas - coined 'FingLuas' - was... >>>

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Sunday  13:45,   10 november 2019
thejournal.ie

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.Ireland’s claims system was described as “adversarial” and “litigious” by various participants at a conference organised by the Irish... >>>

Joe Brolly: 'For all the sugary words from RTE's top brass, Gay Byrne wouldn't last two minutes there nowadays'

Sunday  13:25,   10 november 2019
independent.ie

Joe Brolly: 'For all the sugary words from RTE's top brass, Gay Byrne wouldn't last two minutes there nowadays'Some years ago, I was driving past Donegal airport early on a winter’s morning. I pulled up, jogged to the beach and took... >>>

RTE staff will be hit for 'half' of €60m cuts

Sunday  11:40,   10 november 2019
independent.ie

RTE staff will be forced to bear the brunt of the national broadcaster’s €60m cost-cutting plan, the Sunday Independent can reveal. The broadcaster said the savings would be found in consultation with RTE union representatives who have already... >>>

New hope in fight against killer fungus hitting hurley ash trees

Sunday  09:55,   10 november 2019
independent.ie

The disease which has strangled the life out of millions of Ireland's ash trees could be tackled by the discovery of a strain of the hurley-making tree which can fight ash dieback. Scientists have discovered that a tiny proportion of the... >>>

Chief suspect in brutal kidnap of Kevin Lunney was a multi-millionaire criminal with several aliases

Sunday  09:50,   10 november 2019
msn

The 54-year-old career criminal dropped dead of a heart attack when armed officers arrived to search his bolthole near Derby after a tip-off from gardai and the PSNI . Police are now sifting through a mountain of evidence contained in documents and... >>>

Over 70% of people believe gardaí should wear body-cams

Sunday  09:20,   10 november 2019
thejournal.ie

According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.According to an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie, 73% of people think that gardaí should be forced... >>>

Fears unsuccessful 'planned raid' by up to 100 teens in Cork was 'copycat' event - and could happen again

Sunday  07:41,   10 november 2019
independent.ie

Fears unsuccessful 'planned raid' by up to 100 teens in Cork was 'copycat' event - and could happen againArmed gardaí and the garda riot squad attended the scene on St Patrick's Street, as dozens of teenagers gathered for what is... >>>

Man becomes 'trapped in his car' after three foot deep road flood in Co Down

Sunday  07:40,   10 november 2019
msn

Temperatures will drop to a bitter -2C tonight ahead of snow potentially arriving next week . Weather chiefs have revealed that “wintry showers” are expected in places on Monday, while rain “may turn to sleet or snow” a little later in the week.MORE >>>

Bouncer raced to hospital after being stabbed multiple times outside west Dublin nightclub

Saturday  21:15,   09 november 2019
dublinlive.ie

The incident took place shortly after midnightThe bouncer was working at Buzz nightclub in the Red Cow complex when he was attacked shortly after... >>>

Public anxious about pay levels at RTE – Bruton

Saturday  18:15,   09 november 2019
msn

The Communications Minister said RTE will still be around in five years but only if it reforms.RTE confirmed it is seeking to cut its workforce by 200 as one of a series of measures to tackle its financial crisis and reduce costs by 60 million euro... >>>

RTÉ in crisis because it is 'useless' at lobbying for more money and 'went a bit crazy' over stars' pay - Davin-Power

Saturday  15:00,   09 november 2019
independent.ie

RTÉ in crisis because it is 'useless' at lobbying for more money and 'went a bit crazy' over stars' pay - Davin-PowerDavid Davin-Power, who retired in 2017 after nearly two decades as RTÉ's political correspondent, said the... >>>