The Week that was
Published 12/12/2015 | 02:30
A look back at the news this past week
State-rescued Permanent TSB is making secret "bonus" payments to key staff, it has been confirmed. A select group of staff are getting payments that work out at up to 11pc on top of their salaries, the Irish Independent revealed.
Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said baptising children purely so they can secure a school place is an "abuse" of the sacrament.There has been intense debate about so-called 'baptisms of convenience' because of the pressure for places in over-subscribed Catholic schools.