Here are Independent.ie’s top stories from this morning.
Donnelly and Holohan clash over Covid body as cases spin
Health Secretary Stephen Donnelly and outgoing Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan are at odds over a new Covid-19 advisory group As case numbers rise and hospitals brace for a surge in admissions amid the highly infectious BA.2 variant.
UVF has “active plans” to target Irish politicians
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) — the loyalist paramilitary group behind Friday’s proxy bomb threat that saw Irish Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney evacuated from a peace event in Belfast — have issued a stark warning, saying that action against the Irish government will be “escalated” in the coming weeks.
Robbie Keane demands an apology from Fine Gael
Robbie Keane’s lawyers sent a legal letter to Fine Gael after the party issued a statement from one of their senators Criticism of his FAI salary, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Workman tweeted a “tour” of Dermot Desmond’s Dublin 4 mansion
Last week, Mr Desmond directed his lawyers to take action to remove the video post. This weekend, The Desmond family’s legal counsel told the Sunday Independent: “We take the matter very seriously.”
“The hardest thing for me was leaving my husband. He was like a strong wall for me, and now we’re alone here’
The Kozakovs moved into their dream home last year. then Russia invaded and they had to go.
The high-intensity security plan for the royal visit cost Irish taxpayers €1.5million
A “low-profile but high-intensity” Garda security plan was put into action last week for the three-day royal visit of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. which cost the taxpayer around 1.5 million euros.
The worst wave yet to come as forecasts suggest the surge may not peak for two weeks
The “stealth” variant surprised hospitals with more Covid clouds on the horizon.
GP faces a sanction for not disclosing the conviction
A Dublin family doctor who was the subject of a public campaign to have him released from prison in 2018 after he If you confess to tax offences, there is a risk of disciplinary proceedings for his failure to notify the Irish Medical Council (IMC) that he had received a criminal conviction.
Nama pays out 3 million euros to departing employees over 18 months
The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has paid 3.2 million euros in severance pay and gardening leave over a period of just over a year and a half, new figures show.
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