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Gardaí are investigating whether Killarney’s grandmother was the target of threats before her death
Gardaí are investigating whether Killarney’s murdered grandmother, Miriam Burns, was the focus of the threats and lived in fear of anyone she knew.
Coalition at odds over proposed increase in unemployment benefits
The coalition is on a collision course on increasing unemployment benefits by 208 euros per week in the budget. Fine Gael does not believe unemployment benefits should be increased but Fianna Fáil and the Greens support an increase in welfare.
Police arrest a man after a ‘cute’ Irishman was killed on his mobility scooter in London
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 87-year-old Irishman Thomas O’Halloran on a mobility scooter in west London.
Farmers should be encouraged to raise horses instead of cows and sheep to cut emissions, says the minister
Ranchers should consider breeding and raising horses and could be given an incentive to do so as part of efforts to cut Ireland’s agricultural emissions by 25 per cent by the end of the decade, a Green Party minister has said.
Liz Bonnin turns to therapy to overcome the stress of telling television audiences “cold, hard truths” about climate change challenges
Liz Bonnin has said she needs regular therapy to deal with the stress of witnessing the devastation that climate change and environmental crises are wreaking on the planet.
‘I just want to give him a hug’ – Ireland’s speed king owes it all to his family
He’s Ireland’s fastest man and at just 20 he has the world at his feet. But ahead of his first European Championship race on Tuesday in Munich, a concerned Israel Olatunde called his mother Elizabeth for a much-needed pep talk…
The startup founder, 29, says he will appeal the tribunal’s verdict on age discrimination
The founder of the €23m Belfast e-commerce company Selazar has announced that he will appeal a Labor Court ruling that found he discriminated against a female finance executive on the basis of age discrimination. Jack Williams reportedly told 55-year-old Louise McCabe to “calm down, don’t let the hormones get out of control” after a disagreement at a company meeting.
The Big Tech Show: E-commerce and allegations of age discrimination – an interview with Selazar founder Jack Williams
London hit by flash floods
McHugh and Byrne’s Lenehans Bar & Grill seeks rescue plan
Lenehans Bar & Grill – the chic Rathmines restaurant owned by husband and wife team Fiona McHugh and Paul Byrne – is seeking a bailout deal after a litigation adviser was appointed for the company behind the restaurant and bar under the new small business bailout program Financial emergency.
A sharp drop in gasoline and diesel prices suggests further relief as crude oil prices fall
Petrol and diesel prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks, but they are still well above what motorists were charged last year.
‘It’s a bit of a joke’ – Renter who stood in line of 150 people for Dublin property opens up about home search
A recent graduate with just two weeks to secure accommodation in Dublin has described it as “a joke” to have to wait in a long, winding line at a recent viewing.
First phase of monkeypox vaccination to reach 600 of the 6,000 high-risk patients
Men who contracted syphilis between last December and last month will be prioritized for the vaccine to reduce their risk of catching the monkeypox virus, the HSE said yesterday.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-gardai-probe-whether-killarney-grandmother-was-focus-of-threats-before-she-was-killed-police-arrest-man-after-sweet-irishman-87-is-killed-in-london-41919554.html Today’s headlines: Gardaí are investigating whether Killarney’s grandmother was the focus of threats before her death; Police arrest a man after the ‘cute’ Irishman, 87, was killed in London