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Posts from August 2020

Lobby groups say new scheme won’t stop businesses from having to cut more jobs 
 
Considerable concerns remain ahead of the introduction of the new employment wage subsidy scheme, with lobby groups warning it will not stop businesses from having to cut jobs or even close down. 
AGSI general secretary says hard for gardaí to practically police private gatherings 
 
People who host house parties in contravention of Covid-19 guidelines could be liable for damages if an attendee is later found to be carrying the virus, a leading barrister has said. 
Test to be priced at $5 and does not rely on laboratory equipment 
 
A 15-minute Covid test from Abbott Laboratories that will be priced at just $5 (€4.30) has been granted emergency authorisation for use in the US, a breakthrough that could ease the bottleneck that has crimped much of the nation’s testing capacity. 
Head of service says technology is reducing wait times for cases and will lead to savings 
 
A greatly expanded number of jury trials are to be held in the Circuit Criminal Court from September, with hotels and even a GAA club being used to empanel juries so that social distancing rules can be observed, the head of the Courts Service says. 
Deal would cover developer’s ex-wife Gayle Killilea and her business entities 
 
A lawyer representing Gayle Killilea, ex-wife of onetime Celtic Tiger tycoon Seán Dunne, said on Tuesday that there is “a tentative agreement” to resolve her part of Dunne’s years-long US bankruptcy. 
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