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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# EU Directive

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# corporate tax rate
Paschal Donohoe 'confident no one will undercut us' after Ireland adopts 15% corporate tax
Donohoe said the new rate will allow Ireland to continue to be competitive and an ‘attractive’ place to invest
# Oireachtas Committee
'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.
# EU Directive
Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws
Ireland has to introduce new legislation to comply with an EU directive by May.
# Take a Break
Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation
Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.
# High Court
Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks
At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.
# GP care
Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill
There has been an office in place to administer the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive since February.
# Strike
IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike
The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.
Column: We have to do much more to increase organ transplant rates
The Seanad has made the correct decision not to annul a Statutory Instrument on organ donation and transplantation – but much improvement is still needed in the area, writes Senator Colm Burke.
# total recall
"We cannot debate everything" - Alex White
Alex White conceded that there are deficiencies in how Ireland approves EU directives, but said that there is no way that Ireland could debate everything.
# dem bones dem bones
No milk today: Drop in how much milk Irish people are drinking
But even with the decrease, Irish people are still drinking more than 9 litres of milk per month EACH.
# revealed
"It's a killer" - Junior doctors still forced to work 36-hour shifts
A source also told that he works “about 70 hours a week on average” and is often not paid overtime.
# Data Protection
Public views sought on data protection proposals
The Department of Justice is asking people to submit their views on the European Commission’s proposals to strengthen protections for individuals
# Health
Eight out of ten consumers want herbal medicines regulated
A new regulatory system for herbal products comes into effect across the EU from Sunday 1 May.