These are some of the leading stories in Ireland’s newspapers on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- The government is expected to ask staff in parts of the public service to work an additional four hours a fortnight for the same pay, in talks which start today on an extended Croke Park deal
- The government has decided to reverse the cut in a grant for personal panic alarms for sick and elderly people
- A subsidiary of medical firm Johnson & Johnson, Vistakon Ireland, is to provide a jobs boost for the region with an expected announcement of 100 new jobs on Monday
- The government is planning to bring in compulsory redundancies in the public sector as part of the new Croke Park deal
- Health Minister James Reilly is to be quizzed by external auditors on what role he played in awarding a doctors’ union chief a potential 25 million euro ($33 million) pay and pensions package
- A pent-up demand for bankruptcies in Ireland is expected to clog up the personal insolvency service when it is finally launched at the end of March
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