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Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

ALDI IS SET to become the first supermarket in Ireland to pay a living wage.

An EU report last year recommended that an appropriate living wage for Ireland is €11.60 per hour. This will be the base pay for Aldi workers from February onwards.

A living wage is a wage which ...

yesterday 10:22 open_in_new
Poll: Should the UK hold a second Brexit referendum?

THE VOTES HAVE been cast the Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been roundly rejected by British MPs. 

May’s bid to get the Withdrawal Agreement through the House of Commons was defeated by a margin of 202 to 432, a majority of 230 – a historic defeat.

A motion of no confidence has ...

2019-01-16 10:25 open_in_new
Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

WALKWAYS, TRAILS and some outdoor recreational facilities around Ireland are to be developed and upgraded. 

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding, which will see some well-known recreational areas around the country enhanced. 

Examples of the projects which have been ...

2019-01-08 15:31 open_in_new
Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?

INCREASED HOSPITALITY VAT rates kicked in on Tuesday, and representatives from the sector have said this will result in business closures. 

The 9% VAT rate for hotels, restaurants and hairdressing was increased to 13.5% in last year’s budget.

The VAT tax was temporarily ...

2019-01-03 10:34 open_in_new
Fire services attend scene of blaze at Kilkenny hotel

Out for my Christmas mornin' walk and this ~ Langtons in Kilkenny is on fire pic.twitter.com/HVSqD4f2ht— Pamela Brophy (@PamelaBrophy02) December 25, 2018 Source: Pamela Brophy/Twitter

Out for my Christmas mornin' walk and this ~ Langtons in Kilkenny is on fire ...

2018-12-25 13:49 open_in_new