Here are today’s top stories on Independent.ie
Revealed: €476m housing budget not yet spent as crisis deepens
Almost €500 million of the government’s housing budget for the first nine months of this year has not been spent, according to a secret memorandum handed to ministers last week.
Kilkenny car thief killed after car stolen with innocent girl, 16, in back seat, previously survived knife attack
A 16-year-old girl with special needs was sitting alone in her parents’ car when a thief stole the vehicle. Just minutes later, the criminal had crashed the car, killing himself and leaving the teenager with life-changing injuries.
It’s unclear if Simon Coveney will donate money he received from a rugby star accused of stealing to charity
Simon Coveney has refused to say if he will donate to charity a €2,000 donation he received from a former Ireland rugby international accused of stealing over €500,000 from the Bank of Ireland .
Davy Fitzgerald is accused of failing to repay $300,000 in loans
Davy Fitzgerald, Waterford’s senior hurling manager, is said to have failed to pay a finance company €284,413 in loans taken out by the GAA star and secured on a house where his sister lived in Sixmilebridge, Co Clare. lives.
Elon Musk reactivates Donald Trump’s Twitter account, but the former US President vows not to return
Donald Trump says he has no interest in returning to Twitter, despite a slim majority in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk voting to reinstate the former US president, who left the social media service for inciting violence was excluded.
“She makes me very proud to be Irish” – Eamon Dunphy pays emotional tribute to Vicky Phelan
More than a quarter of prospective Gardaí fail fitness tests
According to internal Garda documents, potential Garda recruits fail fitness tests at a rate of 25 to 30 percent.
Woman who killed two drunk friends in an arson attack should be released from prison
Rachel Crawshaw, of Mallow, Co Cork but of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the wrongful death of John Palmer, 37, and Greg Lonergan, 36, at Granary Court, St Joseph’s Road, Mallow, and to the commission of arson at the same address dated March 12 to March 13, 2014.
Fraud attorney sues Taiwan Ireland Association to see their audited accounts
A former lawyer is suing the Taiwan Ireland Association and its chair Dr. Angel Cheng for damages for allegedly refusing to give him a copy of their audited financial statements.
Malcolm Macarthur ‘breaks his silence’ on 1982 GUBU killings
Double murderer Malcolm Macarthur first spoke about the “grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented” (GUBU) events of 1982.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/morning-news-car-thief-killed-after-stealing-vehicle-with-innocent-girl-in-it-previously-survived-knife-attack-davy-fitzgerald-accused-of-failing-to-repay-284k-in-loans-42157720.html Morning News: Car thief killed after stolen vehicle with innocent girl inside, earlier survived stabbing; Davy Fitzgerald is accused of failing to repay $300,000 in loans