HHere are today’s top stories on Independent.ie
Donegal explosion: At least three people are killed and children are still missing in a shop explosion
An explosion at a petrol station in Donegal has killed at least three people and left several children missing.
Irish dance scandal: Allegations of cheating at competitions were first made at least five years ago
The leading Irish dance organization An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) was aware of formal complaints of alleged cheating coming to light at least five years ago.
Meet the men behind the controversial endorsement deal that rocked GAA – what happened to the Marlborough Ten?
Ja Fallon recalls the thrill of nervous anticipation before eight GAA trailblazers prepared to face the flash cameras at the Westbury Hotel on August 9, 2000.
Two more rate hikes before the end of the year could increase tracker repayments by €2,000
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners are paying an extra €2,000 a year on their mortgage payments, with two more rate hikes likely by the end of the year.
“It ruined my life” – an illegal court order used to take children away from their mother in a tug-of-war
Two young children who were at the center of a bitter “tug of war” between divorced parents were taken out of the country by their father under a court order the Supreme Court said was unlawful and should never have been issued.
Dublin woman who was forced to stop work due to breast cancer treatment is now struggling to pay rent and pay her bills
Swords’ Iwona Gałka was diagnosed with breast cancer in June after discovering a lump in the shower. The 45-year-old has already had three surgeries.
Revealed: the districts that have taken in the most Ukrainian refugees
Districts with the most households that have taken in Ukrainian refugees in their own homes or mortgaged their vacation homes can be uncovered for the first time in data compiled by Independent.ie.
The triple whammy of rising interest rates, the impact of the pandemic and rising energy bills forces a café or restaurant to close every day
Restaurants and cafes are now closing daily due to a “triple threat” of challenges facing businesses.
‘I had a brilliant life’ – Charlie Bird gives an inspirational interview from home on the Late Late Show
In a one-off interview from his Co Wicklow home on The Late Late Show alongside his wife Claire, Charlie Bird told host Ryan Tubridy that he’s finally made peace with his grim diagnosis, though he’s now completely lost his voice.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-at-least-three-killed-in-donegal-explosion-and-children-still-missing-meet-the-men-behind-the-controversial-endorsement-deal-that-rocked-gaa-42050016.html Today’s headlines: At least three dead in Donegal blast and children missing; Meet the men behind the controversial endorsement deal that rocked GAA