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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# John FitzGerald

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# downturn
ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic
The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.
# John FitzGerald
Waterford man knocked down and killed in Antrim collision
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon close to the Ballyrobin Guest House.
# sorry y'all
We made a 'bad mistake' not predicting the banking crisis - but so did everyone else
This ESRI professor says regulators could still have stopped the financial catastrophe.
# MacGill
'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'
The MacGill Summer School has been discussing how to restore trust and credibility in our institutions.
# drip drip drip
The next Government will have to hike water charges - ESRI
The light at the end of the tunnel is still “some way off”, Professor John Fitzgerald said this morning.
# Too Many Cooks
Irish Water compared to HSE as expert says €2bn wasted on overstaffing
The ESRI’s John Fitzgerald said the organisation needs about 1,700 staff but over 4,000 are being employed.
# Austerity
Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says
The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach: No new report on children's hospital commissioned
Enda Kenny reiterated that a decision on the location for the National Children’s Hospital would be determined within the next two weeks at Leaders’ Questions this morning.
# Children's Hospital
Department denies report of further review of Children's Hospital
The Department of Health say John Fitzgerald is not carrying out any review of locations.
# Property
If demand to buy houses rises, shortage in cities could see price surge - ESRI
A new report ESRI says that housing stock in some urban areas is low enough that an upturn in the economy and demand to buy could see prices rise.
# Severance
Retiring council bosses given €1.15 million in gratuity payments
Government figures show that of the 28 county council managers who have retired since 2000, 19 were given gratuity payments.
Who are the HSE board members James Reilly will ask to resign?
The minister for health is expected to ask the 12 members of the HSE board to resign today but who are they?
# Rent
Rent rose slightly in third quarter
The latest report by property website indicates that some stability is returning to the market.