I never thought that John Lennon being dead was a good thing but at least he wasn't around to hear that.Gary Neville was one of the Utd players , all their staff will also be getting full pay while the hotels are out of action. He announced this before the UK Government announced their plan to subsidise wages of those employee's where the business has temporary shut.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has donated 1M Euro to help fight the pandemic.
Oh ,and a few Hollywood types have released a very over the top cringe inducing viral video of them each singing parts of John Lennon's imagine song as their response to the crisis.
- Well done Pat McDonagh of Supermacs who will top up staff on the government amount. Including the staff in his four hotels.
- Well done Ryanair offering to do repatriation flights.
-Well done a friend of mine who is paying his housekeeper the difference between normal pay and the government amount. I’ve paid mine four weeks. She was decimated as she doesn’t want to be at home with her now unemployed husband. But I can’t risk her being fined or arrested and ditto for myself. But more importantly it’s my civic responsibility to comply with the rules.
My sister, in the Irish public service was asked by a colleague whether she should pay her childminder. The colleague’s husband said she should and so did my sister, as the childminder is dependendant on the money and the at home civil servant is fully paid.
Ryanair take note!Aer Lingus is to fly five of its largest aircrafts packed with health supplies from China in a daily coronavirus mercy mission for Ireland.
Dozens of its pilots who volunteered to help with the humanitarian operation were sorting their visas in the Chinese Embassy in Dublin on Wednesday.
The airline plans to send over its Airbus A330 passenger planes to Beijing up to 60 times to collect medical equipment ordered by the HSE.
And the Aer Lingus' crew made up of pilots and engineers won't be able to get off the aircraft - as they'll be quarantined if they do.
A source told the Irish Mirror: "The airline has dropped the rule book on this one to help fight the pandemic in Ireland.
"Dozens of Aer Lingus pilots put their hand up to volunteer to make sure these essential supplies make it here.
I don't think their planes would make it to ChinaWell done to Aer Lingus and its pilots for this magnificent gesture:
Ryanair take note!
You piqued my curiosity there.I don't think their planes would make it to China
I meant Ryanair , Aerlingus uses the A330's on their transatlantic flights so im sure they would. I doubt the standard 737's that Ryanair use wouldYou piqued my curiosity there.
They would easily be capable of doing the trip provided that they weight of the cargo doesn't exceed the maximum passenger load. The planes in question are Airbus A330s which have a range of 11,750 km carrying 277 passengers.
That's interesting.There is a alot of this creativity coming from companies both inside and outside of healthcare
According to IDA Ireland, 50% of ventilators used in acute hospitals worldwide are made in Ireland.