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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# directive
EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.
# Courts
Legal challenge to Kilkenny road development referred to Europe over threats to 'flora and fauna'
The proposed development has been objected to by a number of local residents.
# see you in court
Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court
The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.
# Banking
Everyone in Europe will soon have the right to a basic payments account
And it would probably be something a little bit more sophisticated than the piggy bank pictured.
# TUT TUT
Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union
The INTO has directed its members not to participate in the scheme.
# Heritage
EU Commission assessing if demolition of Kilkenny ‘heritage house’ is in breach of EU directive
A local group has said that there is a medieval gable wall at one of the houses but the council said there is not yet sufficient evidence of this.
# Employment
Workers who get sick on holidays 'are entitled to another holiday'
That’s according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which said today that if a worker becomes ill during annual leave, they are entitled to take that leave at another date.
# Data
EU moves to impose €315k-a-day fines on Germany
Germany has had “a considerable amount of time” to bring data retention directive into law but still hasn’t done so, says European Commission.
# cluck
Battery farming of hens to be banned from this weekend
Small, cramped cages will be illegal from 1 January as an EU-wide directive comes into force.
# Protest
Hundreds of turf cutters heckle Mitchell and Kenny in Galway
Hundreds of turf cutters turned out in Tuam and Ballinasloe to voice their protestations against restrictions on turf cutting while the Taoiseach and Gay Mitchell were canvassing in the area.