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The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association  believes the airline will use pilots based in Scandinavia to fly Irish-registered craft out of Dublin once services resume following the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: iStock

Claims that Cityjet intends replacing pilots facing redundancy in Dublin with Scandinavian crew have angered the airline’s management. Cityjet got Hi(...)

Cityjet lost a contract with Aer Lingus to provide services from Dublin to London City Airport, Birmingham and Paris, several weeks ago.

Irish-based Cityjet pilots fear Scandinavian crew will replace them when the troubled airline resumes flying once Covid-19 travel bans are lifted. Ci(...)

Aer Lingus met the group of unions representing staff on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Staff at Aer Lingus are facing lay-offs as well as cuts to pay and hours from the latter part of June, the trade union Fórsa has said. The union said(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid pictured on Sunday. HSE has proposed that staff experiencing childcare difficulties could be offered a range of flexible and working arrangements. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Healthcare staff will have to pay € 90 per week for childcare to facilitate them going to work under a new Government scheme. Minister for Children K(...)

Trade unions have been pressing the Government to introduce childcare arrangements for key healthcare workers for several weeks. Photograph: iStock

Healthcare workers with childcare problems may be permitted to work from home if they have exhausted all potential alternative options, unions say the(...)

The union Fórsa  said that special needs assistants could use their own phone, tablet or laptop to carry out the work. File photograph: Getty

Special needs assistants (SNAs) will be asked to provide support to students in receipt of Health Service Executive disability services, using phones (...)

 The IAA is  funded by the airlines that use its air traffic control and safety service

Covid-19 is having a “severe impact” on the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) €200 million a year revenues, the air travel safety watchdog has confirme(...)

The circular to school managers said  any employee not needed  in educational services “will, therefore, be available to be assigned on a temporary basis to support delivery of other essential public services.” Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers may be redeployed to work outside the education sector as part of the Government’s efforts to deal with coronavirus. In a circular to school(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and specialist in public health medicine Dr Sarah Doyle: So far, the HSE has trained about 725 people, largely from various Civil Service departments, to carry out contact tracing. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 staff from across the public service will, in the coming weeks, be involved in tracing the contacts of those who test positive for Cov(...)

Ryanair boss Michael  O’Leary counselled that the EU had to be careful how it distributed aid to the industry.

Ryanair is halving pay across the board for two months as it continues to grapple with the Covid-19 crisis. Group chief executive Michael O’Leary tol(...)

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