Also in your business news, funding is being made available to towns impacted by storm damage.
A midlands town has cracked the top ten for work-life balance in the country.
Athlone is ranked ninth in Switcher's latest report, with shopping centres and a regional fitness complex behind the justification for its position.
Castlebar, Ballina and Longford make up the top three on that list, while Mullingar comes in at 19 and Tullamore has been ranked 21st.
Portlaoise is last among the midlands representation, and 36th among the towns surveyed.
More funding is being made available for homes and businesses damaged during recent storms.
Flooding and high winds badly damaged businesses across the country during Storms Babet and Ciaran late last year , with huge damage recorded in Cork, Louth and Galway in particular.
The humanitarian funds looks set to be more than doubled from €5.3 million to €11 million at today's cabinet meeting.
Looking at today's Currency Markets, €1 buys you £0.85 and $1.08
While the ISEQ Index of Irish Shares is at 9,185, up 0.16% since the opening.
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