Video: Man seriously assaulted in Kildare, public pay talks resume

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Public pay talks

Public sector pay talks have resumed at the Workplace Relations Commission having broken down earlier this year.

In June, discussions between the Government and unions stalled when a 5 per cent increase over two years was turned down, with unions arguing it would not be enough to keep up with inflation.

Following the breakdown of talks, unions warned that members would be prepared to strike if a deal was not struck.

Kildare assault

Five people have been arrested following the serious assault of a man in Co Kildare on Sunday night.

At about 2.30am, a man in his 30s was assaulted at a residence in Father Murphy Park, Robertstown.

Three men and two women are currently being detained at various Garda stations in Kildare under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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The injured man is still receiving treatment at Tallaght University Hospital where his condition has been described as serious but stable.

Hosepipe ban

Irish Water has defended the introduction of a four-week hosepipe ban in West Cork, explaining the ban has come about as a result of a 76 per cent reduction in rainfall.

There had been only 7 mm of rainfall in West Cork recently compared to 37 mm in Sligo, Irish Water's spokesperson Margaret Attridge told RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland.

Conservation measures have been introduced in 40 schemes across the county because of deteriorating conditions, including pressure management and filling reservoirs from water tankers, along with cross connection of schemes.

Waterford jobs

Horizon Therapeutics have announced plans to develop a new facility which will create 350 jobs in Co Waterford.

The company, which purchased a manufacturing facility from EirGen Pharma in IDA Ireland’s Business Park in June 2021, have submitted a planning application to expand a development and manufacturing facility.

The facility will provide new drug substance biologics development and manufacturing capabilities, adding about 320,000 sq ft to its current 44,000 sq ft drug product (fill-finish) biologics facility.

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