The Central Statistics Office writes:
The COVID-19 Crisis has had a significant impact on the labour market during March 2020.
Unadjusted Live Register total stands at 205,209 for March 2020.
Seasonally adjusted Live Register total for March 2020 was 207,200, up 24,400 from February 2020.
In the last week of March 2020: 283,037 people were in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and 25,104 persons benefitted from the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
Press Statement Live Register March 2020 (Central Statistics Office)
RTÉ’s Joe Duffy
On RTÉ’s Liveline.
Irish nurse Carol, who studied in Edinburgh, Scotland and is not registered with the Irish nursing body, told show host Joe Duffy that she is returning to Ireland to work but she has to pay €350 and wait 90 days before she will be able to work in an Irish hospital.
She told Mr Duffy and his listeners that she has been working in respiratory and emergency department nursing for the past four years.
“Part of the form I’m going to be filling out now is proof from the university in Scotland that my course was taught through English…I wish I was joking.”
Previously: Cometh The Hour
Only after one thing, that fella.
Village Magazine tweetz:
“Here is the illustration by Faye Larkin for Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan’s interesting analysis of Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland. Read the piece on our website.”
Rotten fruit: has anybody actually read the EU Commission’s Apple decision? (Edmund Honohan, Village Magazine)
Previously: Edmund Honohan on Broadsheet
The Irish Times reports:
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm by number of lawyers, plans to open an Irish office led by former senior William Fry partner Eavan Saunders.
It aims to build out a corporate practice with 50 lawyers within the next two years.
The firm, which has more than 10,000 lawyers in 181 locations across 73 countries around the globe, plans to be fully up and running in the second quarter of this year and “intends to grow the office quickly”, it said on Wednesday.
World’s largest law firm Dentons to open Dublin office (Joe Brennan, The Irish Times)
Dentons appoints two partners from rival firms as it breaks ground in Ireland (Irish Legal News)
Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow fog warning for the whole country. It’s valid from 4pm today until 10am tomorrow.
A letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, signed by more than 1,000 people, has been published on page three of The Irish Times.
In the letter, the signatories are calling for a “new conversation” about the constitutional future of the island of Ireland.
Over 1,000 sign ‘new conversation’ open letter to Taoiseach (The Irish Times)
Peter O’Mahony got the goods delivered to Japan.
Ireland are back on track….
…a bonus-point win for Joe Schmidt’s men against Samoa on Saturday will seal a place in the quarter-finals.
After that they can just sit back and relax in complete comfort knowing that they are assured of facing either the current and back-to-back World Cup winners or the Rugby Championship title holders.
Pool A permutations: What Ireland need to progress (RTE)