The top four things you need to know – Wednesday October 6th

Cork Hoteliers are calling on the Government to maintain vital supports for tourism.

The Irish Hotels Federation says the tourism industry supported over 25,000 jobs in the city and county prior to the pandemic.


The Central Bank is expecting the domestic economy to grow by over 5% this year – more than previously thought.

It’s also revised upwards its projections for GDP growth – which includes multinationals – to over 15%.


The Association to Improve Maternity Services is calling on the Minister for Health to publish the risk assessments underpinning the continuing maternity care restrictions for partners in labour.

It says some units have ensured the continuous support of a nominated birth partner all the way through labour but other units are not compliant with the current guidance.


A four-day working week could become a reality in years to come.

The Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment will be told today a number of Irish employers are signed up to test the proposal next year.


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