Dublin City Counci wants action on migrant worker loophole
Dublin City Councillors are calling on the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton to immediately explain how he plans to deal with the issue of protection for migrant workers.
It comes in the wake of a recent High Court decision, which exposed a loophole in the law.
The High Court ruled that a Pakistani worker who was awarded thousands of euro in compensation for breaches of employment law, was not entitled to the money because his employment contract cannot be recognised.
Dublin Councillor Jane Horgan-Jones said all councillors unanimously agreed at last night's council meeting that urgent action needs to be taken by the Minister to resolve the issue.
_______________________________Gardaí following a number of leads in Clare shooting probe
Two men in their twenties remain in Garda custody this morning, in connection with the murder of Robert Sheehan in Co. Clare.
The 21-year-old, from Moyross in Limerick, was gunned down outside the Bunratty Castle Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning, as he attended a family wedding reception.
He was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick, where he lost his fight for life yesterday evening.
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation and said they are following a number of lines of inquiry.
They are appealing for anyone with information in connection with this murder to contact them.
____________________________PSNI officers hurt in second night of violence
Nine police officers were injured during a second night of serious disorder in North Belfast.
Three were taken to hospital during trouble that saw rioters armed with petrol bombs attack police lines in the Carlisle Circus area of the city.
The extent of the injuries sustained by the police officers taken to hospital are not yet known.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland advised motorists to avoid the Carlisle Circus area due to the disorder.
The latest disorder came after 47 PSNI officers were injured on Sunday night during riots linked to a republican parade nearby and a loyalist protest.
_________________________Bord Gais Energy gets approval to raise prices
Residential gas prices for Bord Gais customers are set to rise again from next month by 8.5%.
The Commission for Energy Regulation has approved the request by Bord Gais Energy.
The CER has said that the increase relates mostly to the decrease in value of the euro against sterling as well as the increase in distribution charges.
The increase will apply to all Bord Gais residential gas customers.
Protesters call for Government to reverse home care cuts
A protest has taken place outside Government Buildings this afternoon to object to the HSE's plans to cut €10m from home care services.
The protest, organised by people with disabilities, their personal assistants and their families, say the decision to reduce services from people will prevent them from living independently in their own homes.
They are vowing to escalate the protests over the coming days.
The protesters also called on the Junior Minister with responsibility for the disabled to support their cause.
"Kathleen Lynch should be here, telling us why she is letting disabled people ... suffer in the future," said one protester.
"Why isn't she here fighting ... these cuts? Is she afraid to?
"She said she wanted to give us good services, she asked us come and tell her what we needed, and now they're slashing, slashing, slashing and we not be able to survive, some of us, in our own homes."