Election Briefs: 'Reverse cut to minimum wage'
OPPOSITION parties have pledged to reverse the minimum wage cut to €7.65 per hour.
Fine Gael said that it would restore the national minimum wage to €8.65 an hour within the first month in office if elected.
Labour, Sinn Fein and some Independent candidates have also promised to reverse the cut that was announced in the last Budget.
About 47,000 workers were paid at or below the previous minimum wage.
Cowen's 1916 families talks
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen had his last official meeting with the relatives of the signatories of the 1916 proclamation.
The Save 16 Moore Street Committee and Senator Labhras O Murchu organised the meeting where the delegation formally asked for a national monument designation to be extended over the entire 1916 Terrace on Moore Street.
The delegation is to hold further talks on the issue within the next month.
TDs kicked out of their offices
TDs were required to vacate their offices in Leinster House by 12pm today -- unless they decided to rent their own office to themselves.
In the run up to election date, candidates must seek alternative office space to carry out the campaign, or rent out the space to their own campaign workers.
And the politicians' registered email addresses which include @oireachtas.ie may not be used for election purposes.