Video: Public pay talks conclude, two teens killed in Derry drowning

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Public pay talks

Public servants have been offered phased wage increases of 6.5 per cent over the course of 18 months to October 2023, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said.

The revised package sees pay increases of 3 per cent from February 2nd, 2022; 2 per cent from March 1st, 2023; and 1.5 per cent or €750, whichever is greater, from October 1st, 2023.


This is in addition to 1 per cent or €500, whichever is greater, due at the beginning of October 2022, Ictu said.

Ballincollig assault

A man and a woman have been hospitalised following a serious assault in Ballincollig, Co Cork.

Shortly after 1am on Tuesday, gardaí and emergency services received reports of an altercation involving a group of males at a house in Innishmore Square, Ballincollig.

A man (60s) and a woman (30s) injured during the incident were taken from the scene by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where their injuries are understood to be serious but not life-threatening.


Oireachtas energy committee

Government members have met to discuss energy security, price and supply issues caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin held a two-hour meeting with Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath and senior officials from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s office on Monday evening.

The meeting comes as EU and German leaders pledged to reform Europe’s electricity market in a bid to reduce soaring costs and it is understood the Irish officials will meet again to further discuss ways to reduce energy costs here.

Meanwhile, an Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action is also discussing the matter of energy security on Tuesday, with Mr Ryan, Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities due to speak.


Derry drownings

Two teenage boys (both 16) have died in a “tragic drowning incident” after getting into difficulty in Lough Enagh, Co Derry.

A statement from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said officers were called shortly after 6.25pm on Monday following reports of a number of people in difficulty in the water.

One of the deceased was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second boy died a short time later in hospital.

Another boy was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and three others were treated at the scene for shock but were not physically injured.

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