Today’s headlines: plan to cut childcare costs by 25 percent ‘within months’; Homeowners warned against checking insurance coverage as rebuilding costs skyrocket

Here are today’s top stories on Independent.ie.

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman plans to cut childcare costs significantly

Parents could receive a 25 per cent reduction in childcare costs “within months” as ministers enter the final stages of budget negotiations.

Homeowners warned against checking their insurance coverage as rebuilding costs soar

Homeowners have been warned they could end up seriously out of pocket if they don’t check insurance costs to rebuild.

Lower paternity benefits in Ireland mean fathers are less likely to take time off after having a child

Men are less likely to take time off work after having a child because the comparatively low paternity benefit in Ireland is not enough to cover living expenses.

Sex trafficking victims convicted of running a brothel are not exempted from their conviction

Sex trafficking victims who were later prosecuted for brothel keeping will not be struck off the register, the Justice Department said.

A woman (66) had 50 cylindrical batteries removed from her stomach and colon

A 66-year-old woman had 50 cylindrical batteries removed from her stomach and colon by surgeons at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, a new case report revealed.

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Artificial blue light from energy-saving LED bulbs ’causes serious disruption to wildlife’

The increasing use of outdoor LED lighting is causing serious disruption to wildlife and climate in Ireland and beyond.

Bertie Ahern’s concern for the Northern Ireland Protocol is very genuine,” said Taoiseach Micheál Martin

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