Top four things you need to know – Monday September 20th

Staff going back to workplaces from today should challenge their bosses if public health precautions aren’t taken.

That’s the message from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions as the next stage of the reopening kicks in this morning.

Updated guidelines set to run unto October 22nd oblige employers to make sure social distancing is being maintained at work — including team pods, staggered breaktimes, and a ban on handshakes.

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11 Irish citizens and their family members are to fly back to Ireland after being evacuated from Afghanistan.

The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed they got on a flight out of the country over the weekend, arranged through diplomatic channels.

He says his department’s colleagues in Doha are helping them ahead of their return to Ireland.

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Fianna Fáil says serious safety concerns by air traffic controllers “cannot be whitewashed” by the Irish Aviation Authority.

Up to 160 staff have written to the government claiming they’re being pressurised to work through fatigue by managers struggling to fill their rosters.

The Irish Aviation Authority is denying everything raised in the letter, and says safety has not been compromised.

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A man’s due in court today, after cocaine, cannabis and cash were seized in Cork city

The discovery worth more than 129,000 euro in total was made during the search of a house in the Knocknaheeney area on Friday.

A man in his 60s who was arrested has been charged.


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