Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie
“Hundreds of thousands of Covid cases” – but no new restrictions
Several hundred thousand people are each infected with Covid-19, but they exist no reintroduction of restrictions plannedHealth Secretary Stephen Donnelly has said.
“No Place for Violence”
Will Smith has publicly apologized to Chris Rock after beating the comedian at the Oscars.
A young person with an average salary could accumulate a retirement savings of more than 650,000 euros under a major restructuring of the pension system.
As the “poisoning” revealed Abramovich’s secret role as intermediary for Russia and Ukraine
Roman Abramovich sightings are becoming rarer But when he was caught on camera at an airport in Israel earlier this month, the change in his appearance was striking.
Face-to-face peace talks begin, but Putin ‘not ready for compromise’
Ukraine and Russia were preparing for the first face-to-face peace talks in more than two weeks last night, but a senior US official said the Russian president Vladimir Putin seemed unwilling to compromise to end the war.
Profile: Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh – the ‘Captain’ of the Kinahan in Britain
The judge said an important part of Web Summit’s legal action should be thrown out
Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave is set to sue in the Commercial Court to refute allegations that he failed to honor a profit-sharing agreement worth several million euros to the other two co-founders of the tech event.
The pent-up anger among workers over the housing crisis is the focus of the Siptu conference
House and land prices have more to do with Vladimir Putin or sanctions than has been described the most persistent contributors to the cost of living in Ireland, was held at a conference yesterday.
Keith Andrews fires Roy Keane “Bulls**tters” jibes
Keith Andrews says the Irish players’ view carries more weight than Roy Keane’s criticism of his abilities.
Fertilizer shortages endanger the world’s food supply
Sky-high fertilizer prices are causing farmers around the world to cut back on their use and to reduce the amount of land they plant.
Mask requirement and new variant see a steep increase in Covid cases in Ireland
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-hundreds-of-thousands-of-covid-cases-but-no-new-restrictions-will-smith-apologises-to-chris-rock-over-oscars-slap-41497354.html Today’s headlines: ‘Hundreds of thousands of Covid cases’ – but no new restrictions; Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for slapping him at the Oscars