Here are today’s top stories on Independent.ie
Man who died after falling near Sligo Waterfall
The man who died after falling 20m into a stream near Ireland’s largest waterfall on the Sligo-Leitrim border has been named.
New law for the early protection of stalking victims
Victims of stalkers can seek civil restraining orders against their harassers without criminal prosecution under sweeping new legislation.
The fatally assaulted prisoner had been moved to a “safe area” after a boiler attack
A prisoner who was fatally attacked at Mountjoy Prison was beaten with a kettle just two days before being transferred to another section of the prison.
“Just for the Gardaí, I might not be here today” – Survivor hails new laws that could jail stalkers for 10 years
A woman who was subjected to a horrific stalker ordeal said new laws would not only help protect victims of harassment but ultimately save the state both money and vital resources.
“I couldn’t have done it without my family” – Aisling Donoher on her All-Ireland win after a long break
Recent years have seen an almost unimaginable mix of ups and downs for Aisling Donoher, but the Laois footballer admitted last weekend he was “really, really special”.
So far this year, the state treasury has generated a surplus of 5 billion euros, even though the cost of living is biting hard
State coffers continued to grow over the past month, pushing the budget surplus to €5 billion so far this year, new figures show.
Scientists show ‘death is reversible’ in potential organ transplant surge
Scientists have shown that the death process can be reversed by restoring a pig’s organs to full health after killing.
Kerry’s GAA chairman dismisses ‘drug claim’ over video of All-Ireland celebrations
The Kerry County Board is believed to be considering legal action over an online video alleging Kerry footballers engaged in drug use during recent celebrations following the All Ireland Final win over Galway on July 24.
The football club was red-faced after accidentally naming the stand after the serial killer
When real estate agents Spencer Gilbert and Perry Rose decided to sponsor their local football club, they certainly had high hopes for an impressive season on the pitch while reaping the rewards.
Coverage of the Wagatha Christie case is sexist, says Rebekah Vardy
Rebekah Vardy said she felt there was “a lot of sexism” involved in the coverage of her “Wagatha Christie” lawsuit against Coleen Rooney.
Five ways to avoid the pitfalls of DIY divorce
For many divorcing couples, asset division seems straightforward. It means sharing property and personal belongings and perhaps working out child support payments.
Security fears as Russian-held nuclear plant is now ‘out of control’
Russia uses Europe’s largest nuclear power plant to protect itself from Ukrainian bombing and launch attacks on civilians, with the UN warning the situation is now “completely out of control”.
‘A good friend and one of our heroes’ – tributes as showband star Brendan Bowyer’s ashes are buried in Waterford
Waterford paid an emotional tribute to local hero and show band legend Brendan Bowyer as his ashes were interred at his beloved home.
Met Éireann: Why hot, dry July was a record month
According to Met Éireann’s weather forecast, the past month has been hot and dry with above-average temperatures in many parts of the country.
Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden and Finland are nearing NATO membership
Ukraine said Russia has begun building a military force targeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih, while NATO neared its most significant expansion in decades as the alliance responded to Ukraine’s invasion.
Labor wants town council on agriculture after agreed 25 per cent emissions cut
The Labor Party has called for a town hall meeting on the future of Irish agriculture and food production.
‘The spark they lit is now a giant flame’: Fleadh is back in Mullingar for the first time since it all started there 71 years ago
Song, dance and music have returned to the streets of Mullingar this week as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann ends the summer in style.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-man-who-died-after-falling-near-sligo-waterfall-named-up-to-10-years-in-jail-for-stalkers-under-new-laws-41888528.html Today’s headlines: name of man who died after falling near Sligo Falls; Up to 10 years in prison for stalkers under new laws