Evening top 5: DUP fury over Brexit plans; Nurses slam HSE spending on agency staff; Gangland murder conspirator jailed for 11 years

Source: www.newstalk.com --- Friday, November 09, 2018
DUP confirms it will not support latest Brexit plan The DUP has confirmed that it will not support the UK Prime Minister’s latest proposals on Brexit. The DUP is propping up Theresa May’s minority Government under a confidence and supply arrangement. In a letter to DUP leader Arlene Foster, leaked to The Times newspaper, Mrs May confirmed that the EU will not accept any Withdrawal Agreement that does not include a Northern Ireland specific backstop preventing any return to a hard border in Ireland. The backstop would only come into force if a UK-wide solution failed. INMO says HSE is spending over €1.5m a week on agency nurses The HSE is spending over €1.5m every week to bring in agency nurses to deal with staff shortages, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The nursing union says the health service is paying premium rates to recruitment agencies to fill vacancies. INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha told Newstalk that the HSE is hiring over 1,000 agency nurses every day. “We know that the cost of the bill, just for nursing alone, is now in excess of €1.5m a week,” she said. Man jailed for 11 years for planning gangland hit A man has been jailed for eleven years for conspiring with others to murder a man in Dublin last year as part of the Hutch-Kinahan gangland feud. Luke Wilson of Cremona Road in Ballyfermot was arrested in the back of a van which Gardaí believed was on its way to the planned hit. Afte ...

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