Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie.
Experts say Bank of Ireland and PTSB would “follow AIB’s mortgage rate hike within days”.
AIB has got the ball rolling in what is expected to be a series of mortgage rate hikes from the main banks. Competitors Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB could raise rates as early as next week, experts said.
Gardaí work on a theoretical gas leak in a single flat in Creeslough resulted in an explosion
One of the main lines of inquiry into the Creeslough explosion is that it may have been caused by a gas leak in an apartment building.
Shoppers are grabbing electric blankets, warm slippers, winter wool blankets and LED lightbulbs to help them weather the energy crisis
Consumers are expected to spend an estimated €50 million more on electricity generators, electric blankets and items designed to reduce energy use or keep them warm by January.
Liz Truss could be ousted “within days” after the sacking of Kwasi Kwarteng failed to pacify Tory MPs
Liz Truss could be ousted as Britain’s prime minister within “days or weeks” after she tried to prop up her shaky prime ministership by sacking her chancellor and reversing one of her flagship policies, Conservative MPs believe.
Tax breaks for developers and relaxed planning laws are on the table as Fine Gael grapples with new ways to solve the housing crisis
Fine Gael will push for an overhaul of the coalition’s housing policy, including possible tax breaks for developers, an extension of eligibility for social housing and a relaxation of planning laws.
‘I was jumping up and down with excitement’ – the new stars of RTÉ Toy Show The Musical are revealed
The stars of RTÉ’s Toy Show The Musical were revealed on Friday night’s Late Late Show after being chosen from hundreds across the country who auditioned to play lead character Nell Mooney.
Colin Farrell on life with Barry Keoghan: ‘In the morning the place was like raccoons had been there’
Colin Farrell has described how he wanted to beat up actor Barry Keoghan for stealing his Crunchy Nut when the couple were living together while filming Banshees of Inisherin.
The long-lost Jack Lynch interview: “What’s the point of a united Ireland if this is the price to be paid?”
Jack Lynch (1917-1999) directed Fianna Fáil from 1966 for more than a decade. After his retirement, the former Taoiseach agreed to meet writer John Scally on the condition that the interview not be published until after his death.
Less than 1 percent of childminders are on Tusla’s registry as the industry fears brain drain
Childcare activists warn that long delays in overhauling the system are driving many childminders out of the childcare sector.
Women’s World Cup: A historic Ireland victory at Hampden Park that took years to prepare
History was made on Tuesday night when Ireland booked their place at next year’s Women’s World Cup. Here we speak to people who have witnessed firsthand how the work and dedication of women has taken them through the ranks to get to this point.
Anger, Grief, and Guilt: Creeslough and the Long Aftermath of a Tragedy
For generations of Irish, Creeslough has been synonymous with a holiday, a getaway and a respite from the stresses of modern life. But the Creeslough name took on a new meaning as of Friday afternoon 7 October.
Mom Who Spent $20,000 On Irish Dancing In One Year: ‘It Was Fixed And There Was Something About That Dress’
Other dancers never finished the routine or fell and still placed themselves over my daughter, says the mother, who claims costumes are used to signal the judges.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/news-headlines-ireland-aib-hike-to-kick-off-interest-rate-surge-and-gardai-work-on-theory-gas-leak-in-single-creeslough-apartment-led-to-blast-42068189.html Headlines Ireland: Increase in AIB as interest rates rise; and Gardaí are working on a theoretical gas leak in a single dwelling in Creeslough that led to an explosion