Here’s the top news of the morning.
Houses stand still while Ukrainian refugees sleep in tents
Hundreds of homes promised to help war refugees are caught in a bureaucratic backlog, have been withdrawn or deemed unsuitable. It is now expected that only one in five properties promised to help shelter refugees from Ukraine will actually be used for this purpose.
Consumers are facing months of price hikes as food costs are now skyrocketing
The fact that Oireachta homes are set to get up for summer recess today means it will be well into the autumn before new government action is taken to ease some of the pressure on households.
‘Wealth traps’ led to man’s arrest for PUP scam where €50,000 was stolen
A suspect is being questioned about a massive pandemic unemployment benefit scam involving the personal details of employees who worked at a north Dublin company.
First lawsuit for Ryanair’s emergency landing after depressurization in the aircraft cabin settled with 40,000 euros
The first in a series of claims for damages against Ryanair for alleged injuries sustained during an emergency landing has been settled for around €40,000.
The green minister was branded “disconnected from reality” for flying business class
Former Fine Gael Minister John Paul Phelan said Catherine Martin’s jet-setting “shouted out hypocrisy” as her party seeks to impose tough new carbon targets on the agricultural sector.
Revealed: the districts with a Covid incidence rate of more than 400 per 100,000
Most cases were in the 35 to 44 age group, accounting for one in five infections.
With highs of 27C on Sunday, the hurlers are heating up in the All Ireland final at Croke Park
Up to 30C is expected in parts of the country in the coming days, with 27C on the horizon when the umpire throws in the sliotar for the All-Ireland Hurling Final at GAA headquarters.
‘He’s one of us now’ – locals in Galway village are smitten with Ireland’s star Bundee Aki
It’s a long way from his hometown of Manurewa, Auckland, but Bundee Aki has firmly established himself as a ‘community man’ in Oranmore, County Galway.
Diageo is moving beer and ale production from St James’s Gate to a new €200m brewery
Diageo will build Ireland’s second largest brewery and move a large part of its beer and ale production out of Dublin.
The executive, which arranges HSE-funded care for patients, is ‘assisting Gardaí’ in fraud investigations
The corporate secretary of a company involved in arranging the treatment of Irish patients at a Spanish hospital confirmed he was “supporting” Gardaí over alleged fraud.
Scientists are discovering how skinny people stay slim
Another unexpected finding from the research was that super-lean individuals had much higher than expected resting metabolic rates, which the researchers say is related to higher levels of circulating thyroid hormone.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-houses-left-idle-while-ukrainians-forced-to-sleep-in-tents-40k-settlement-after-emergency-landing-left-some-ryanair-passengers-with-bleeding-ears-41840826.html Today’s headlines: Houses left unused as Ukrainians forced to sleep in tents; The €40,000 settlement after the emergency landing left some Ryanair passengers with bleeding ears