ICTU News Digest 19th January 2018

ROI News

Here’s your look at today’s front pages

Govt. claims fall in number of homeless families:

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0119/934413-significant-drop-in-homelessness-month-on-month/

Homeless agencies warn of ‘false hope’, point to major increase in numbers for 2017:

http://www.newstalk.com/Charities-warn-drop-in-homeless-families-may-provide-false-hope

The Irish Times asks if ‘the L’Oreal defence’ on executive pay stands up, following this week’s Congress report:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/the-l-oréal-defence-on-executive-pay-won-t-wash-with-the-unions-1.3360437

New study on religious affiliation of primary school teachers:

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/catholics-make-up-90pc-of-trainee-primary-teachers-36506252.html

For news direct from the unions, plus updates from the ETUC and ITUC visit: http://www.unionnews.ie

NI News

Coverage of Bombardier rally yesterday:

https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/watch-bombardier-workers-wont-be-collateral-damage-in-trade-war-unite-36503853.html

Hundreds of calls to flood helpline went unanswered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-42744339

Plans for a NI Citizens Assembly:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42735548

NI economy shrank in third quarter:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/42733773

Sammy Wilson backtracks on calling Taoiseach ‘nutcase’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42733452

National Audit Office: The real cost of PFI deals:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42724939