Workers at Vita Cortex yesterday evening (2 May) voted unanimously to accept a severance deal with their former employer, bringing to an end the sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork that has been ongoing since 16 December last.
The workers will continue to occupy the plant for another fortnight, to ensure the money promised in the settlement is paid.
Of all the State-covered institutions for which information is available, IBRC (formerly Anglo) has – proportionately - by far the largest number of staff earning €100,000 a year or more. By Eadaoin O'Sullivan.
143 employees at State owned IBRC are earning €100,000 or more a year, according to information released in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesman Michael McGrath.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 people marched from O’Connell St to the National Convention Centre – site of the Fine Gael Árd Fheis – on Saturday to protest against the Government’s austerity policies and the Household Charge.
On 5 December last year a group of lone parents gathered on the lone parenting board on rollercoaster.ie to discuss how the Budget measures outlined that day in the Dáil would affect them. Said one:
Jesus I am hopping mad. […] I see this as an attack on parenting and children and will march protest, scream or whatever is necessary. Who is with me???
Last night on TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne show Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney claimed he did not know the names of the bondholders to whom we handed over €1.25bn yesterday (Wednesday, 25 January). Towards the end of the show, Browne handed Coveney a list of bondholder names and asked him to pass it on to his colleagues in Government.