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Today’s news headlines: Irish air traffic control ‘in crisis’, and Mica scandal threatens Coalition as TDs revolt

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Irish air traffic control ‘in crisis’, staff claim as they call for Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to investigate

Irish air traffic controllers have claimed the system is in crisis and that staffing issues have led to an “increased risk of an air traffic incident or accident”. In an incendiary letter sent last week by up to 160 controllers to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, the controllers claimed that over-reliance on overtime to run the service had become a safety issue.

Coveney and Sinn Féin at ‘partition’ event, security concern over disclosure of visit by Queen

Sinn Féin and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney were among those attending a church event on Friday that was advertised as marking “the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, and the partition of Ireland”, it has emerged.

‘Bailey will be extradited to France,’ insists lawyer for Sophie’s family

Ian Bailey will “eventually” be extradited to France, a lawyer representing the family of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has said.

Mica scandal threatens Coalition as TDs revolt

Several Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs could cause the collapse of the Coalition within weeks if Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien does not deliver a “suitable” scheme for families affected by mica, a senior government source has warned.

UCD sacks Cahill following her Covid and anti-mask statements

Controversial academic Dolores Cahill has had her employment terminated by University College Dublin, five months after she applied to retire.

‘Gleeful’ Dwyer certain EU ruling will go in his favour

Killer Graham Dwyer was “briefed” by his legal team following the EU Commission hearing on the proceedings in Luxembourg last Monday. Prison sources say Dwyer was “gleeful” after these discussions and is now “quietly confident” the European ruling over his challenge to data retention laws will go in his favour.

Sláintecare chief quits and claims reform is impossible

The former chairman of Sláintecare said “fundamental failures” of governance, accountability and commitment have made it “impossible” to implement the much-vaunted health care reform plan.

Daily cases could drop to 500 a day by festive season

The number of daily Covid-19 cases could fall below 1,000 next month and drop as low as 500 as we approach Christmas, based on the current trajectory of the disease, the Government has been told.

Activist Anthony Flynn dismissed his suspension as ‘more bulls**t’

A new report has set out the circumstances surrounding the suspension of homelessness campaigner Anthony Flynn from the charity he co-founded over two allegations of sexual assault.

Footage shows car driving through band parade in Co Down

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