Here’s the breaking news from this morning on Independent.ie
Generation Rent is facing an age of poverty as middle-aged renters are unlikely to own their own homes
Experts have warned that more people renting their homes than owning them when they retire will increase the likelihood that many more people will live in poverty when they retire.
Ian Bailey: Gardaí have already asked me to meet again in Sophie’s cold case review
Gardaí want to speak to Ian Bailey as part of a new investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. In an exclusive interview with today’s Indo Daily podcast, the Englishman says he has received correspondence from Gardaí who “want to arrange a meeting”. He was “interested” in helping with the investigation, he said.
Listen to the interview:
The Indo Daily: Ian Bailey on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier – ‘It had nothing to do with me’
Wild swings in MetroLink cost estimates as minister calls government’s own figures ‘inappropriate’
Public Spending Secretary Michael McGrath said the government’s own claim that Dublin’s MetroLink will cost €9.5 billion was “inappropriate” and warned it would cost more than €23 billion by the time it was completed could cost.
Boris Johnson fights to save leadership as two ministers resign in minutes
Boris Johnson struggled to save his position as Prime Minister last night after two of his longest-serving cabinet ministers resigned within 10 minutes.
Sinn Féin to investigate how it has dealt with bullying complaints against former members
Sinn Féin has opened an internal inquiry into how to deal with a complaint from a Cork mother who was the victim of a campaign of harassment by a former party member who has now been jailed.
Tiger Woods has first aid to the tee when he helps a woman who gets hit by a ball at the Pro-Am
Tiger Woods went from golf great to Adare hero yesterday as he rushed to help a woman who had been hit by a ball. While every spectator at the JP McManus Pro-Am wanted to meet the superstar, it wasn’t under such unusual circumstances.
Younger people signing up for an intelligence test to be included in the high IQ society’s canteen
After two-year-old Isla McNabb from Kentucky became the youngest person to become a Mensa member, interest in the high-IQ society is high. With more than 800 members, the Irish arm welcomes new, mainly younger, members.
Top doctor warns of crowded rooms as Covid-19 is now ‘everywhere’
Covid-19 is “everywhere,” and the public should assume that if they go into a crowded space, some people there will become infected with the virus, acting chief medical officer Dr. Breda Smyth yesterday.
An additional €100 to cover back-to-school costs as study finds more parents are in debt
The cost of living crisis is driving more parents into debt to meet rising back-to-school costs, with almost a third unable to pay those costs.
Russia is offering jailed criminals freedom if they fight in Ukraine for six months
Inmates of Russian prisons are offered freedom if they agree to serve as mercenaries alongside the Wagner group in Ukraine – and come back alive.
Parents of two-year-old boy lost in parade shooting on July 4 confirmed among dead
The parents of a young boy lost in the chaos of the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park outside Chicago have tragically been named among the dead.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-ian-bailey-says-gardai-have-already-asked-for-new-meeting-in-sophie-cold-case-review-boris-johnson-battling-to-save-leadership-41816963.html Today’s headlines: Ian Bailey says Gardaí have already requested a new meeting in Sophie’s cold case review; Boris Johnson is fighting to save the lead