Here are this morning’s top stories on Independent.ie.
“No plans” to give under-50s a second boost, says Health Secretary Stephen Donnelly, but a difficult winter lies ahead amid “twindemic” and missed HSE targets
There are no plans to give anyone under the age of 50 a second Covid booster vaccine this winter as Health Secretary Stephen Donnelly expects a normal Christmas with no public health restrictions.
“I hardly slept when my electric bill came” – restaurants face the cost of living crisis
The cost of living crisis has resulted in devastating price increases that are now threatening the hospitality industry.
Girls in Green got a €300,000 World Cup bonus
The Ireland women’s football team is entitled to a windfall of around €300,000 to be shared among the players – the first Irish women’s team to qualify for a World Cup.
The life coach who “lost everyone she loved” now wants to help others succeed
In her 30s, Niamh Ennis became “the woman who lost everyone she ever loved.” It’s not “melodramatic,” she explains, it’s just a fact. Her fiancé, her mother and then her father all died suddenly within a short period of time.
The monk is now on trial after years on the run
Before the Special Criminal Court in the coming weeks, one of Ireland’s most notorious crime figures will face a former friend who has agreed to testify against him.
Creeslough tragedy: Gardaí ‘deeply moved’ by local response
A Garda who was among the first responders at the scene of the Creeslough tragedy has paid a heartfelt tribute to his community, saying there is “no distinction” between the emergency services and the people on the ground desperate to save lives.
Revealed: Internal HSE strife stalls development of gender-sensitive health services as waiting lists reach three years
In Ireland, more than 1,000 people are on the waiting list for gender services and new patients have to wait three years to get an appointment. But there is a dead end to how Ireland’s gender services will develop.
‘The spectrum goes as far as rape – it has happened”: The new chief of the Defense Forces has a mission to change the way the military thinks
Members of all ranks of the Defense Forces will begin mandatory sex ethics and relationship training beginning in January. Chief of Staff Seán Clancy has announced that the program will be mandatory and every member must complete it.
Simon Coveney will resume speaking in Northern Ireland which was halted by the Belfast bombing scam
Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney is due to visit Belfast next week to wrap up a speech disrupted by a Loyalist attack earlier this year.
Real estate crisis reveals split in coalition program
Fianna Fáil has criticized suggestions that Fine Gael will push for major changes to government housing policy when Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach again in December.
Dublin golf club pays €75,000 to settle sexual harassment case
A south Dublin golf club has settled one of two sexual harassment cases brought against it over the behavior of its manager by agreeing to pay €75,000.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-stephen-donnelly-says-no-plans-for-second-booster-for-under-50s-and-life-coach-who-lost-everyone-she-loved-wants-to-help-others-thrive-42069812.html Today’s headlines: Stephen Donnelly says ‘no plans’ for second booster shot for under-50s; and life coach who “lost everyone she loved” wants to help others succeed