Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie.
The new pension system is for those who will never own a home, a secret government memo admits
The government has acknowledged that the new pension system with automatic enrollment is needed to pay rent for the increasing number of older people who will no longer own their own homes when they retire.
Four Russian diplomats suspected of espionage expelled from the state
The four Russian diplomats expelled from Ireland were suspected of being undercover military officers involved in intelligence operations.
Employers are being urged to consider whether it is safer to work from home
Thousands of employers are being urged to assess whether it would be safer for their employees to work from home or wearing a face mask in the office while the country battles a highly contagious form of Covid-19.
All employees are entitled to sickness benefits worth 70 percent of their wages
The cabinet has approved the new legal regulation yesterday that Tánaiste and Enterprise Minister Leo Varadkar said must become a legacy of the pandemic.
Delayed Dublin Airport only guarantees security staff a 20-hour week with a wage of €283
Dublin Airport offers security guards €14.14 per hour and can only guarantee 20 hours of work per week is trying to solve the staff crisis that has faced passengers with long delays.
The new head of the Rotunda maternity clinic is a private practice partner of the retiring master
The new master of Rotunda Hospital is to be Professor Sean Daly, a private practice partner of Professor Fergal Malonewho currently holds the position.
The teacher is confronted by a knife-wielding man while walking her dogs in Cork
A teacher who was walking her dogs was confronted by a man wielding a knife in Cork. Gardaí arrested a middle-aged man after the incident at Skibbereen in West Cork, leaving the woman badly shaken.
Detectives investigating Michaela McAreavey’s murder question the former hotel security guard
Detectives are investigating Murder of honeymooner Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius have arrested a former security guard at the hotel where she was killed, his lawyer said.
Physical health of nursing home residents ‘deteriorated during pandemic’
Families of people in nursing homes and other residential facilities during the described pandemic an acute decline in the physical health of their loved ones, leaving them shocked and distressedrevealed a report today.
Explanation: What is the government auto-enrollment pension plan?
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-pension-reform-needed-to-pay-for-generation-rent-all-workers-to-qualify-for-sick-pay-worth-70pc-of-wages-41501498.html Today’s headlines Ireland: Pension reform needed to pay for ‘generational pension’; all workers are entitled to sickness benefit equivalent to 70 percent of wages