Sunday 25 September 2016

The Week that was

Published 16/05/2015 | 02:30

Monday

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Government signals a willingness to significantly reduce the public sector pension levy as it prepares to enter crucial talks with unions on a new pay deal.

Rental prices in Dublin rose by 7pc, to an average of €1,358 in April, new figures show.

Tuesday

Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin (above) warned he was not prepared to repeat the mistakes of Fianna Fáil by introducing unrealistic pay hikes.

Five people face assault charges after a garda investigation into alleged physical abuse at the Áras Attracta disability centre in Co Mayo.

Wednesday

Funding for the Catholic Church's marriage preparation courses is to be cut, the news breaking with only days to go until the referendum on same-sex marriage.

Thursday

Ireland has what it takes to win the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, captain Niamh Briggs (pictured above with Keith Wood) said as it was announced that Ireland would host the event.

The European Commission has dropped moves to make the Government slash the cost of legal proceedings and make the legal sector more efficient.

Friday

Hundreds of surgical operations and specialist appointments will be outsourced to private health providers amid spiralling waiting lists. Some patients on public waiting lists may even be sent abroad as hospitals battle to deal with delays.

More than 15,500 farmers are in line for a massive pay-out after voting in favour of a conversion of valuable shares in Irish food giant Glanbia. The move will see around €238m made available to members of the Glanbia Co-operative Society through the spin-out of 10 million PLC shares and a members' support fund.

Irish Independent

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