Top four things you need to know – Friday October 8th

Farmers will protest in the city this evening against the Governments climate action strategy.

The Irish Farmers Association says the current coalition’s policies will decimate Ireland’s largest indigenous sector.

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The operators of the Whitegate oil refinery say they have ‘no updates to share regarding the facility.’

Irving Oil also told RedFM News that the refinery is ‘operating normally’ following concerns from Cork East TD Pat Buckley who says he has credible information that the refinery could be closed by Christmas.

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The IDA says the decision to increase our corporate tax rate shouldn’t have a negative impact on investment here.

Yesterday, the Cabinet announced it would sign up to the OECD deal to create a minimum floor for corporation tax.

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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has criticized moves by the government to raise the pension age saying it went too far too fast.

A new report has recommended the government delay increasing the state pension age.


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