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  • Semi-state solution can crack housing crisis 23 March 2017 - The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) today called for the establishment of a new ‘housing company of Ireland’ to undertake the construction and acquisition of 70,000 new homes and resolve the housing crisis. The traded union-backed think tank said this new body should be a semi-state company, which could draw on relatively cheap long-term borrowing, […]
  • IMPACT backs Minister’s call for HSE ‘downsizing 22 March 2017 - IMPACT has said it believes health unions could support many of the proposals put forward by health minister Simon Harris at the Oireachtas Committee of the Future of Health Care today (Wednesday). IMPACT, which represents health and social care professionals, and health service clerical, administrative and managerial staff, said it supported the view that the […]
  • Europe encouraged by Irish Water referendum plan 22 March 2017 - The decision of a Joint Oireachtas Committee to recommend a constitutional referendum to underpin public ownership of Irish Water has encouraged campaigners across Europe, according to the leader of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU). In a new IMPACT blog to mark World Water Day today, EPSU general secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan said […]