Here are the morning’s top stories from Independent.ie.
A young man’s sexual assault on a woman in Copper Face Jacks left her in a “frozen state”.
A young farmer sexually assaulted a woman on the dance floor at Copper Face Jacks nightclub
Energy companies exchange people with a discount of €200
A large number of households say they are being neglected by their energy suppliers after receiving less than expected in the government electricity loan.
The property tax database is used to take action against TV license fee evaders
The local wealth tax database of earnings could be used to crack down on TV license fee evaders after the government rejected proposals to scrap the €160 fee.
The All Ireland rip-off: fans face soaring Dublin hotel prices for GAA Finals
A Irish Independent A pricing analysis survey found that some hotels in the capital are charging a family of four up to €300 more for a two-night stay at All-Ireland football’s final weekend, but the cost for flinging fans is still high.
Dublin Airport promises not to follow Heathrow and limit departure numbers
There are no plans to cap the number of flights at Dublin Airport, although London’s Heathrow Airport is introducing a daily limit on departing passenger numbers through September.
Despite the enormous footprint, agriculture pays a small environmental tax bill
Just 1.4 percent of the environmental taxes collected last year came from agriculture, despite the sector being the country’s biggest carbon polluter. Households bore the heaviest burden, paying 58 percent – or €2.8 billion of the €4.8 billion – in environmental taxes the state collected in 2021.
HSE audit shows how charities spent €300 on ‘Click and Go’ holidays and €500 gift vouchers for employees
Credit card spending insights included a €300 “Click and Go” holiday for a retiring manager, a €500 “Ireland’s Bluebook” for another retirement, €25 Christmas vouchers for employees and three Bottles of wine for an advance -Covid departure event.
Call for a vote in 2023 to replace the reference to women’s place in the household
The Gender Equality Committee is to publish a report today calling for a public vote to scrap the controversial amendment and replace it with a gender-neutral recognition of the role of carers in society.
Nasa releases more images from new space telescope
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-farmer-sexually-assaulted-woman-in-copper-face-jacks-on-his-first-ever-trip-to-a-dublin-disco-energy-firms-short-change-people-on-200-bills-rebate-41834854.html Today’s headlines: Farmer abuses woman in Copper Face Jacks on his ‘first’ trip to a Dublin disco; Energy companies exchange people with a discount of €200