End of cheaper mortgage era as ECB hikes interest rates
The era of cheap mortgages could be coming to an end as the European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to hike interest rates today.
Emissions increase as our carbon budget for cows and burning charcoal is used up
The country is wasting its carbon budget on dairy cows and coal — as the latest data shows greenhouse gas emissions are rising, not falling.
Thief who stole from car of newly arrived Ukrainian refugees jailed for five months
A thief has been jailed for five months for stealing from a car owned by Ukrainian refugees who have just arrived in Ireland after fleeing their war-torn home country.
Gardaí are hoping to charge the drug dealer with the murder of Jordan Davis
Gardaí are hoping to bring charges against a drug dealer suspected of orchestrating the murder of young father Jordan Davis.
New Covid variant on the way as nation braces for ‘winter viral storm’
The new Omicron variant, nicknamed Centaurus, which is feared could fuel the next Covid surge, has been found in 15 countries, the World Health Organization said.
Eamon Ryan insists that no one has to kill their cattle herds
Environment Secretary Eamon Ryan has insisted no farmer will be forced to reduce or cull his cattle herds as talks to cut farm emissions by up to 30 per cent continue.
The father of murdered Nicola Furlong “fears for other families” as her killer is to be released
The father of the murdered Wexford woman, Nicola Furlong, said the 10th anniversary of her death was complicated by the knowledge her killer was due to be released later this year.
“I can’t be bothered,” says the chess king when he retires at 31
It has brought him fame, fortune and international recognition, but at the age of 31 the undisputed king of chess, Magnus Carlsen, retires from the game. And his reason? He’s just not into it.
The dynamic behind Liz Truss is ‘ominous’ as Dublin hopes ties can be restored
The Tory leadership’s final pairing has caused disappointment among politicians, advisers and senior officials in Dublin, with one calling the dynamic behind British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss “ominous”.
Oireachta’s big-hitter back on track for first time since ‘Golfgate’
The Oireachtas Golf Society is gaining momentum today for the first time since the controversy over the Golfgate dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden on August 19, 2020.
The businessman killed in a plane crash in Co Down was flying a niece to Scotland the day before his death
One of the victims of Tuesday night’s plane crash has been named as Hillsborough businessman Philip Murdock.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-ecb-set-to-raise-interest-rates-today-father-of-murdered-nicola-furlong-says-he-fears-for-other-peoples-daughters-as-killer-due-to-be-freed-41856392.html Today’s headlines: ECB plans to hike rates today; Father of murdered Nicola Furlong says he is afraid other people’s daughters could be released as murderers