Thursday 29 September 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 09/04/2015 | 06:55

Rory McIlroy appears to be showing Niall Horan some dance moves as the One Direction singer caddied for him at the Par-Three tournament at the US Masters in Augusta
Rory McIlroy appears to be showing Niall Horan some dance moves as the One Direction singer caddied for him at the Par-Three tournament at the US Masters in Augusta
Mortgage holder Sara Hogan During Permanent TSB's AGM 2015 At the Ballsbridge hotel, Dublin
Chairman Alan Cook at the Permanent TSB shareholder meeting in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Pictured at the permanent tsb Group Holdings PLC AGM 2015 in Dublin were Jeremy Masding, Group Chief Executive and Alan Cook, Chairman
John Joe Nevin
A letter issued by Dunnes Stores management earlier this year said they will “not enter into direct discussions” with a trade union
Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan

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'Private firm will get PPS and banking details for water grant' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Paul Melia and John Downing write that a private company will collect Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers and banking details from Irish Water consumers who apply for the €100 water conservation grant over the phone.

"The revelation follows controversy in recent months about Irish Water seeking PPS numbers from customers registering with the utility," the newspaper reports.

Previously the Government removed the obligation to provide PPS numbers and Irish Water is currently deleting its database. The paper and electronic records are gone, but the telephone recordings are yet to be deleted.

Permanent TSB mortgage holder Sara Hogan appears on the front page. Ms Hogan was photographed while addressing the bank's AGM yesterday. She told bank bosses that despite having the same mortgage value as her neighbour, she was paying €118 more per month. "Do you think that it is fair to discriminate? Same mortgages, two very, very different rates," she said.

Today's 'Herald' newspaper carries a picture of Rory McIlroy and One Direction star Niall Horan who was caddying for the Irish golfer as he competed in the Par 3 competition in Augusta last night.

Today's 'Irish Daily Star' carries a story about Olympics silver medallist John Joe Nevin.

Rory McIlroy, Niall Horan and Tiger Woods at the par-three tournament today.
Rory McIlroy, Niall Horan and Tiger Woods at the par-three tournament today.
Rory McIlroy appears to be showing Niall Horan some dance moves as the One Direction singer caddied for him at the Par-Three tournament at the US Masters in Augusta
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Niall Horan of the band One Direction works as a caddie for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
One Direction singer Niall Horan takes part in the Par 3 competition on April 8, 2015, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.Horan was the caddie for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and his caddie, One Direction singer Niall Horan , walk the fairway during the Par 3 competition at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and his caddie, One Direction singer Niall Horan , walk the fairway during the Par 3 competition at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Niall Horan of the band One Direction works as a caddie for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The newspaper reports that Nevin is expected to appear before a court tomorrow, over a charge connected to a fight in a pub. The 25-year-old was one of five men arrested after a row in Co Westmeath on Monday night.

'Dunnes strikers being targeted, union claims' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

John Joe Nevin
John Joe Nevin
Nevin's broken leg
John Joe Nevin
John Joe Nevin during the London 2012 Olympics
15 November 2014; John Joe Nevin, right, knocks down Jack Heath in the first round of their featherweight bout. Return of The Mack, 3Arena, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

The newspaper reports that trade union Mandate has written to the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Ged Nash, describing alleged intimidation by Dunnes Stores management of strikers as "proof if ever it was needed" for legislation of collective bargaining.

Mandate's Gerry Light wrote to Mr Nash last night as reports came in "from all over the country" of employees who participated in last week's one day strike being "targeted" in work.

Dunnes Stores MANDATE Trade Union workers led by Gerry Light Assistant General Secretary of MANDATE attending the Labour Court hearing on Haddington Road.
Pic Steve Humphreys
29th October 2014.
Dunnes Stores MANDATE Trade Union workers led by Gerry Light Assistant General Secretary of MANDATE attending the Labour Court hearing on Haddington Road. Pic Steve Humphreys 29th October 2014.
Staff during a Nationwide strike organised by MANDATE in a dispute over low-hour contracts, job and income security and the right to trade union representation at Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin.
A letter issued by Dunnes Stores management earlier this year said they will “not enter into direct discussions” with a trade union

'Teachers want paid leave for assault by pupils' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

The report says attacks in the classroom on teachers are becoming more common.

The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) is warning that the assaults are becoming more serious, with teachers hospitalised in some cases.

One special needs teacher told the newspaper she has been assaulted on 20 different occasions.

Tipperary's Seamus Callanan features in Independent Sport today. Martin Breheny writes that Tipperary will not appeal further against Callanan's sending-off in the Allianz Hurling League quarter-final victory against Offaly.

The forward will now definitely miss the semi-final clash with Waterford on Sunday week.

Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan
Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan
Seamus Callanan, Tipperary

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