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‘Aer Lingus snake’ to bite Irish staff

MANAGEMENT at Aer Lingus unveiled it as its “Greenfield” scheme, implying by the name that a new start was to be made. But unions, which were presented with the latest survival plan only on October 7, have dubbed it “the Aer Lingus Snake” amid fears that the former Irish national airline is uprooting by stealth in moves already in motion to set up new bases in the US and UK, which could open the door to wholesale outsourcing of offshore staff.

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Aer Lingus to fill Ryanair void?

AER Lingus could be winging its way to the rescue by keeping its Shannon-New York service flying through the winter and then helping to plug the east-bound gap, if Ryanair carries out its threat of a 75% reduction in flights from April. But, there is going to be a price to pay at Shannon.

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The horrors of Murphy Report

EDITORIAL We have long been aware that priests have committed horrendous acts of sexual abuse against children but it has now been confirmed by the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin that some of the most senior figures in the Irish Catholic Church hierarchy, over a 30-year period, were aware of it and stood idly by.

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