Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie.
Pensioner benefits hacked by the IRS
Pensioners face losing a range of benefits after a panel of experts advised the government to end lower USC rates, tax breaks and PRSI exemptions for pensioners, the Irish Independent can reveal.
‘Inseparable’ elderly couple killed in multi-vehicle accident to be buried together
The elderly couple, who died in a multi-vehicle accident in Cork this week, will be buried together.
Gardaí make ‘significant’ progress in Kerry womanicide case
Gardaí have made “significant progress” in the investigation into the murder of Kerry’s grandmother, Miriam Burns, 75, with the case now being fully guided by forensic science.
“Don’t think you’re too smart to fall for a scam – scammers are 10 steps ahead”
An AIB customer has told how scammers charged his account for up to €15,000 after calling him and tricking him into reading a code from a bank card reader.
‘He threatened to kill me and burn down my house’ – Lawyer alleging assault by ex-client
A lawyer has broken his silence over his alleged assault and the theft of his car by a former client.
“This is for mom tonight,” Flatley says at the premiere of the Blackbird film
Michael Flatley said it felt “surreal” to be there for the premiere of his long-awaited action film Blackbird at Dublin’s Lighthouse cinema.
Family who rented house from Councilwoman Fianna Fáil win case to get bail back
A young family who had rented a house in Co Cork from Fianna Fáil’s councilor Colm Kelleher had to file a case with the rental watchdog to get their €960 deposit back.
“The mob didn’t let themselves down” – former Bank of Scotland Ireland boss Mark Duffy welcomes the end of the investigation in Great Britain
Former head of Bank of Scotland’s Irish arm, Mark Duffy, has welcomed the decision by UK regulators to reinvest after their collapse and the government’s £21bn bailout.
Given JFK’s words, farmers are hoping the €9.7 billion CAP reforms will pay off
When Ireland got the green light from Brussels yesterday for its shiny new plan to implement the EU’s recent Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), it came amid a cloud of inflation across the economy, and particularly at the farm level.
Howth’s famous Abbey Tavern is launching for €1.75 million
Internationally renowned inn and music venue Abbey Tavern in Howth is being launched by licensed property specialist Bagnall Doyle MacMahon.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/morning-headlines-pensioners-tax-perks-at-risk-over-rising-costs-gardai-make-significant-progress-in-kerry-murder-case-41952000.html Morning headlines: Tax breaks for retirees at risk as costs rise; Gardaí make ‘significant’ progress in Kerry murder case