Monday\'s Evening Round Up: Nurses Suspend Strike Action; Tech Jobs Boost; Eddie Hobbs On Govt Spending

So that’s Monday nearly wrapped up. Here are some of the stories we published on today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.


Nurses strike : Tomorrow's nurses' strike has been suspended while the INMO considers the Labour Court's recommendations. Meanwhile, the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has also suspended its planned industrial action, following a Labour Court hearing this evening.

Disquiet in FF : There is growing disquiet and frustration within Fianna Fáil over Micheál Martin's refusal to back a motion of no-confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris.

Homelessness : A powerful image of an Irish veteran has been released today as part of a new campaign hoping to raise awareness of homelessness among former soldiers.

Yemen : United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and UN Emergency Relief Chief Mark Lowcock issued a joint statement warning about the risk of food aid being spoiled because it is too difficult to access.

Jobs boost : Cork and Galway have received a jobs boost with two indigenous IT companies announcing a combined 95 jobs for the cities.

Rebel woes : Why does Cork lose so many young hurlers and footballers? And what are they doing about it?


Eddie Hobbs: Throwing money at a crisis is no longer acceptable in Ireland. Eddie Hobbs says it is time for the Government to catch up with the values of its people.

Children’s Hospital : Has anything been learned from major capital project overruns and the current National Children’s Hospital fiasco to warrant confidence that they can be prevented in future?, asks Caroline O’Doherty.


Comedy : Des Bishop may be living in New York at the moment, but when he comes to Cork he’s very much playing to a home audience.

Awards night : At last night’s BAFTA Awards in London, Irish Production Company Element Pictures, won seven BAFTA awards for their co-production, The Favourite.


For the record : Health Minister Simon Harris is facing growing calls to fully correct the Dáil record and admit to opposition claims he misled the public over the children’s hospital costs crisis in an escalating three-way game of cat and mouse among rival parties.


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Monday's evening round-up: Nurses suspend strike action; Tech jobs boost; Eddie Hobbs on Govt spending