Here are the top stories of the morning.
Landlord Secretary Robert Troy urged Dáil to increase funding for the state rental scheme
Fianna Fáil Junior Minister Robert Troy used Dáil office time to call for more funding for a government rental scheme from which he is currently generating revenue.
100 years after the murder of Béal na Bláth: How the death of Michael Collins a century ago was uncovered
Michael Collins was killed in an ambush by anti-treaty forces on Tuesday 22 August 1922 at Béal na Bláth, near Bandon in west Cork. In this special series, Independent.ie reproduces abridged extracts from reports published in the Irish Independent in the days following his death.
Fears of a winter of blackouts in Ireland prompt a review of our gas and electricity security
A comprehensive review of the security of the country’s electricity and gas supplies is expected to be completed within a few weeks. It comes amid growing fears of power outages.
“Possible distortions” in numbers used to calculate new living wage, says group head
A former member of the Low Pay Commission has warned of “possible biases” in the data used to calculate the new living wage.
Ireland’s fastest man Israel Olatunde returns home with a hero’s welcome
The fastest man in Irish history didn’t let up as he returned home from the final day of the European Championships in Munich to celebrate his achievement with friends and family.
Russians vow to strike after daughter of Putin ally dies in car bomb
Officials linked to the Kremlin have vowed to attack Ukraine as Russia blamed Kyiv for a car bombing in Moscow that killed the daughter of a prominent Putin aide, the first attack in the Russian capital since the war began.
New interest rate caps will not curb illegal moneylenders
According to the Social Finance Foundation, rising price increases mean that more and more households fall victim to the criminal activities of unlicensed moneylenders.
Ben Dunne wanted to make millions by selling part of his personal art collection
Former supermarket tycoon Ben Dunne and his wife Mary are selling part of their personal art collection in a display set for millions in sales.
‘Terrible state’ of mental health services puts lives at risk, says top doctor
Patients’ lives are being put at risk because of the “grievous state” of our mental health services, a leading psychiatrist has warned.
In the Recruitment Industry – Defense Forces recruits are now making more than €30,000 in starting salaries
According to new figures, the starting salaries for recruits in the most common ranks of the defense forces are over 30,000 euros per year.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-landlord-minister-robert-troy-pushed-dail-to-increase-funding-for-state-rental-scheme-fears-over-power-cuts-in-ireland-prompts-security-review-41926926.html Today’s headlines: Landlord Minister Robert Troy urged Dáil to increase funding for state rental scheme; Fears of power cuts in Ireland prompt a security audit