Headlines in the news: Irish air traffic control is “in crisis” and Mica scandal threatens Coalition as TD revolt


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Irish air traffic control ‘in crisis’, say staff as they call on Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to investigate

Irish air traffic controllers said the system was in crisis and personnel problems had resulted in “an increased risk of an air traffic incident or accident”. In an inflammatory letter sent last week by up to 160 controllers to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, controllers claimed excessive reliance on overtime to perform the service had become a safety concern.

Coveney and Sinn Féin at ‘Partition’ Event, Security Issue Regarding Disclosure of Queen’s Visit

Sinn Féin and Foreign Minister Simon Coveney were among those present Friday at a religious event announced as marking “the centenary of the founding of Northern Ireland and the partition of Ireland”, he said. he reveals.

“Bailey will be extradited to France”, insists Sophie’s family lawyer

Ian Bailey will “eventually” be extradited to France, said a lawyer representing the family of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Mica scandal threatens Coalition as TD revolt

Several TDs from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could cause the Coalition to collapse within weeks if Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien does not come up with an “appropriate” program for families affected by mica, warned a high level government source.

Dolores Cahill quits UCD over Covid and anti-mask allegations

Controversial scholar Dolores Cahill saw her job terminated by University College Dublin, five months after applying to retire.

“Happy” Dwyer, EU decision will go in his favor

The killer Graham Dwyer was “briefed” by his legal team following the European Commission hearing on the procedure in Luxembourg last Monday. Prison sources say Dwyer was “happy” after the talks and is now “quietly confident” that the European decision on his challenge to data retention laws will go in his favor.

Sláintecare chief resigns, says reform is impossible

The former president of Sláintecare said that “fundamental failures” of governance, accountability and engagement have made it “impossible” to implement the much-vaunted health care reform plan.

Daily cases could drop to 500 a day by the holiday season

The number of daily Covid-19 cases could drop below 1,000 next month and drop to 500 as Christmas approaches, based on the disease’s current trajectory, the government has been told.

Activist Anthony Flynn called his suspension “more bulls ** t”

A new report has laid out the circumstances surrounding the suspension of homeless activist Anthony Flynn from the charity he co-founded for two allegations of sexual assault.

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