Here are the top stories of the morning.
Ministers are calling for €260,000 in grants for second homes in capital
Government ministers have applied for almost €260,000 in a special allowance that will enable them to buy or rent a second home in Dublin. The Revenue Commissioners said between 10 and 14 Ministers or Ministers of State have received the so-called “double residence allowance” in the last four years.
Net gets closer to the “mastermind” behind the murder of Irene White
Two men who confessed to the murder are serving life sentences but the man who ordered the hit job remains at large.
Quinn-Villa is ransacked in an ongoing financial and violence investigation
Seán Quinn’s mansion was inspected by Gardaí last week as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the protracted campaign of intimidation and violence against its former companies and who financed them.
Stephen Donnelly and Robert Watt to skip Oireachta’s crickets at Tony Holohan’s job
Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly and his chief officer, Robert Watt, refuse to appear before an Oireachtas committee Investigating the now-defunct delegation of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan to an academic post at Trinity College.
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hoRural occupancy rights are not penalized for burning peat
Households in small villages and detached houses are still allowed to burn peat, while those who sell it to family and neighbors won’t be penalized as part of a coalition compromise to stave off a backbench revolt.
Varadkar is Taoiseach in doubt again as DPP ‘will not be rushed’
That It is “highly unlikely” that the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) will decide whether Leo Varadkar should be criminally charged with leaking a confidential government document before Decemberwhen he is to become Taoiseach, the Sunday Independent understands.
One-hit killer jailed in man’s death is released from prison after less than four years
A man who killed an innocent father while celebrating his twin daughters’ christening has been released from prison. after serving less than four years behind bars.
Most young children identified as “gifted” are male
Over 80 percent of young children classified as “gifted” by their parents and teachers are male. The trend was developed by Dr. Colm O’Reilly, Director of Ireland’s Center for Talented Youth, which offers enriching courses for high academically-skilled students from the age of six.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-news-headlines-ministers-claim-260000-in-grants-for-second-homes-sean-quinn-mansion-searched-in-ongoing-probe-into-finances-and-violence-41581662.html Today’s headlines: Ministers call for €260,000 in grants for second homes; Seán Quinn’s mansion has been ransacked amid ongoing financial and violence investigations