1.Corporation Tax set to Decrease
The Government are set to introduce a new lower corporation tax rate in today’s budget in a bid to increase Research and Development investment.
The dissident terrorist who murdered Garda Tony Golden had been found in possession of component parts for pipe bombs last January.
The group was formed by a former associate of terrorist Michael McKevitt after a split in the Real IRA. Mackin had regularly been monitored by the gardaí and the PSNI over the past few years
The Department of the Environment has revealed that blazes in caravans and mobile homes account for a small percentage of incidents attended by fire brigades.
In 2014 there were 75 fires in these types of homes attended to by fire brigades, from a total of 5,511 domestic incidents.
The figures also show that the number of people who lost their lives in fatal fires has risen by more than 50 per cent year to year.
4.Rail Strike Talks Adjourned
Talks in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) aimed at averting the upcoming rail strike have been adjourned.
The talks, which are being chaired by Anna Perry, are being held in an attempt to avert a work stoppage planned for the Friday morning of the October Bank Holiday weekend.
Discussions between Irish Rail management and the unions representing train drivers- the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and Siptu- will resume in the morning.
5.Anti-Malarial Drug To Be Withdrawn From Irish Market
Lariam, the controversial anti-malarial drug, is set to be withdrawn from the Irish market next year.
Roche Pharmaceuticals confirmed the drug, which is prescribed to members of the Irish Defence Forces, will no longer be sold in Ireland from July 31, 2016.
The company denied that the decision was linked in any way to litigation.
Roche Pharmaceuticals is being sued by Irishman Andrew Bryce, who claims the side-effects of the drug he experienced after taking the drug on his honeymoon, including panic attacks and dizziness.