The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_imgEACH WEEK DAY EVENING brings you five things you should know before you head out the door for the day1. #ABORTION: A senior Cabinet minister involved in discussions about the proposed legislation for the X Case has said that six consultants assessing the suicide risk in a woman is “clearly too many”. Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has told that she wants legislation to be sensitive, reasonable and meaningful.2. #PUBLIC SECTOR: The rejection of the Croke Park II deal on public sector pay cuts means that workers are no longer entitled to an automatic protection against mandatory redundancies, the Taoiseach has said. His comments come amid ongoing uncertainty about how the government intends to cut €300 million from public sector pay this year.3. #SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: The latest tranche of reports from the National Board of Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has found that there have been abuse allegations against three active priests in the Diocese of Galway while there were unacceptable delays and unsatisfactory responses to abuse concerns in Clogher.4. #SCRAPPED: A mid-sized town in Ireland will host a pilot scheme on abandoning the use of 1 cent and 2 cent coins later this year, the Central Bank has said. In the National Payments Plan published today, the CBI also committed to ending the use of cheques in the public sector at some point next year.5. #SUAREZ: The Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 games by the Football Association in England after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Anfield. The Uruguayan will now miss the rest of the season and the start of next season.last_img read more