Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie.
GP in Varadkar leak probe says whistleblower sought document
Maitiú Ó Tuathail, the GP who received a confidential general practitioner contract document from Leo Varadkar, has claimed Chay Bowes, the troubleshooter brought into the scandal-hit National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), pushed him to take the to obtain documents.
Would you like to live longer? Play sports, don’t smoke and don’t be a man
Being male, smoking over 30 and having trouble walking 100 meters increase the likelihood of dying in the near future for people over 50, according to a new study from Trinity College.
115 Gardaí suspended for disciplinary offenses including drug abuse, sexual assault, violence and dereliction of duty
Up to 115 members of An Garda Síochána are currently suspended – and the Justice Department is managing one of those cases as the individual holds a senior position.
“Heir Hunters” search for relatives of a couple found dead at Tipperary’s home
An Irish company of “heir hunters” believe they have located the next of kin of an elderly English couple whose bodies may have lain undiscovered in a rural bungalow in Tipperary for up to 18 months.
GP rep Chris Goodey arrested as part of investigation into alleged large-scale fraud
The former chief executive of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has been arrested over alleged large-scale fraud at the now-defunct organisation, the Sunday Independent is able to reveal.
Fianna Fáil is ready to support living expenses support for every family
Fianna Fáil has signaled universal measures benefiting all households will be part of a broader living package to help the “squeezed middle” as well as welfare recipients in the autumn budget.
After a fatal accident, the jury calls for all Luas lights to be checked
A jury has called for a review of public lighting across the Luas network after an inquest found a tram driver involved in a fatal accident three years ago did not see a heavily intoxicated man lying on the tracks.
New “Person of Interest” triggered Sophie Toscan du Plantier reviewing cold cases, says top official
The senior Garda officer who ordered a probe into the cold case murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier said claims of a new “person of interest” and alleged lack of evidence were among the factors that influenced his decision.
Demand from cystic fibrosis drug manufacturers leaves children in limbo
Pharmaceutical company Vertex is demanding another million euros from the HSE to distribute a life-changing drug to 35 children with cystic fibrosis (CF) excluded from a deal struck five years ago.
Gen Z employees ask their mother to call the boss after being criticized at work
A leading recruitment consultant who works with small and medium-sized businesses such as adventure parks, restaurants and ice cream parlors said employers complained that young workers were unable to handle criticism and expected their work schedule to fit their social life and their iPhones are worn at work “like an additional part of the body”.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/news-headlines-varadkar-leak-gp-says-whistleblower-sought-document-115-gardai-suspended-for-breaches-such-as-sexual-assault-and-drugs-41827884.html Headlines: Varadkar Leck GP says whistleblower sought document; 115 Gardaí suspended for offenses including sexual assault and drugs