Here’s tonight’s top news on Independent.ie.
The government will lose its majority as Fine Gael TD will resign from the party leadership tonight
Former Fine Gael Minister Joe McHugh has voted against his fellow coalition leaders and will resign from the Fine Gael party leadership tonight.
The Garda investigation of the sinister Snapchat account expands as concerns mount over girls’ ages in circulating images
It has emerged that a large number of women whose personal and sensitive images were shared on a social media account without consent were underage at the time the photos were taken.
‘Chances are I won’t be coming back to Ireland’ – Man forced to emigrate to Portugal as housing crisis hits older renters
People renting their homes nearing retirement have told of the struggle to find housing as availability dwindles and they are pushed into poverty.
Boris Johnson on brink: delegation of Cabinet ministers ‘preparing to call on UK PM to resign tonight’
A group of cabinet ministers are reportedly looking to tell British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to quit, including Chief Whip, who is in charge of setting up the party.
“Enough is enough,” says Javid as he delivers his resignation to Commons
Boy injured after allegedly being hit by falling goalpost – €60,000 lawsuit settled
James Hannon was six years old and attending a birthday party when the accident happened at the Dublin complex six years ago. His solicitor, Finbarr Fox SC, told the court it was their fault that the goal post wasn’t properly secured.
A woman who ran a harassment campaign against former Sinn Féin TD and a businesswoman is now challenging jail time
A mother-of-three jailed for two years after waging a horrific campaign of harassment against a former Sinn Féin TD and a Cork community activist are now appealing their sentence.
Mixed martial artist who assaulted woman he was in love with is handed a suspended sentence
A professional mixed martial artist has been given a suspended sentence for assaulting a woman.
Irish rugby fan gives CPR to New Zealand rugby officer after his heart stopped
Sara Hartigan, 42, from Limerick, gave Dean Herewini, 56, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after his heart stopped on Saturday’s drive to Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
Plane intercepted by fighter jet after fake bomb threat
Penneys wants to eliminate supervisor roles in store management reorganization
Penneys is set to restructure management at its Irish branches, which is expected to result in some job losses for current managers who will be offered a layoff or the opportunity to apply for a new team leader role.
Dublin Airport: Five return Aer Lingus flights have been canceled today
A further five round-trip Aer Lingus flights scheduled to depart today and to Dublin Airport have been cancelled.
Effects of long Covid on brain ‘underestimated’ and not included in HSE treatment plan, leading doctor warns
Prof Jack Lambert, of Dublin’s Mater Hospital, told the Oireachtas Health Committee that in 2021 a questionnaire of patients with long Covid at his clinic showed many had brain fog lasting a year, cognitive problems, fatigue, trouble sleeping and mental health problems she didn’t before.
Any changes to the retirement age, or PRSI, will be “gradual,” says Treasury Secretary Paschal Donohoe
Although a decision on the pension commission’s recommendations is expected to be made before the summer, it will now likely be several months before a formal decision is made.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-news-gardai-widen-snapchat-probe-amid-concerns-over-age-of-girls-in-images-mma-fighter-given-suspended-sentence-for-assault-41819431.html Evening News: Gardaí Expand Snapchat Investigation Amid Concerns About Age of Girls in Pictures; MMA fighter sentenced to probation for assault