ICTU News Digest

 

ROI News 5th May 2017

Here’s your look at today’s front pages

Shock at Bord na Mona closures, unions to fight decision:

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i-thought-it-was-one-of-the-safest-jobs-in-ireland-35682600.html

Central Bank says Ireland will be ‘most affected’ by Brexit:

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2017/0504/872477-central-bank/

Department of Social Protection to write off €345m in unpaid redundancies:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/department-of-social-protection-to-write-off-345m-over-unpaid-redundancies-1.3070222

Retired public servants demand ‘pension restoration’:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/retired-public-servants-demand-pension-restoration-449406.html

French voters ‘key to saving Europe’:

https://www.socialeurope.eu/2017/05/french-voters-hold-key-saving-europe/

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NI News

TUC: Pensions triple lock must be maintained after snap election:

http://www.professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/news/3009375/tuc-triple-lock-must-be-maintained-after-snap-election

Northern Ireland skills scheme aims to reach 20,000 young people:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/northern-ireland-skills-scheme-aims-to-reach-20000-young-people-35677871.html

Economic risk assessment forum delivered a message whole island must listen to:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/opinion/john-simpson/economic-risk-assessment-forum-delivered-a-message-whole-island-must-listen-to-35664003.html

The Erdoğan of Downing Street, a Le Pen in No 10: that’s how Merkel sees May:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/04/merkel-sees-may-erdogan-downing-street-le-pen-no-10-brexit

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