Here are the top news stories from this morning on Independent.ie:
‘I’m heartbroken’: Tourist spends a week at Dublin Airport trying to find lost luggage containing parents’ ashes
American tourist Donna O’Connor traveled to Ireland to scatter her parents’ ashes on a family farm. But now she has described the messy experience trying to find her lost luggage at Dublin Airport, luggage containing the remains of her parents, Patricia and Robert Emmett O’Connor.
The Covid threat is rising in the EU’s most popular holiday hotspots
Irish holidaymakers heading to popular overseas summer hotspots face a storm of rising Covid-19 infections and potential travel chaos.
Brexit bites back: Why Boris Johnson was doomed from the start
His tenure as Prime Minister ended in farce this week, but he served two terms successfully as Mayor of London. What has changed The historian Dominic Sandbrook shows the decisive moment.
Higher pension if you retire by the age of 67? A new plan can reward work later in life
Those who work until age 67 are entitled to a higher state pension than those who retire at 66, with new plans being considered by the government.
Varadkar’s backlash against leak whistleblowers
The leaked saga finally came to an end this week when a detective from the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation was tasked with calling the protagonists, including whistleblower Chay Bowes and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
Homeowners said they should charge $22,000 in golf tournament rent to get another request
Property owners looking to rent out their homes for tens of thousands of euros during major golf tournaments say they have received no enquiries.
‘Father Jack Ltd’ among companies sanctioned under tenancy laws
A company called Father Jack Ltd is among a group of landlords who have been sanctioned by a regulator for violating rent pressure zones (RPZ) over the past 12 months.
The murder of Jordan Davis was linked to four other gang killings
The murder of Jordan Davis, who was shot three years ago while pushing his young son in a stroller outside a primary school, was linked to four other murders over a bloody 11 months in Dublin.
Paul Hyde is stepping down as vice-chairman of An Bord Pleanála amid a conflict of interest investigation
Paul Hyde, the Vice-Chairman of An Bord Pleanála, has resigned after initially resigning pending an investigation into conflicts of interest.
Sopranos actor Tony Sirico dies aged 79
Sopranos actor Tony Sirico, who played Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri on the hit HBO show, has died at the age of 79, his family has announced.
Shocking footage of a man being attacked in Tullamore
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-tourist-spends-week-at-dublin-airport-trying-to-find-lost-luggage-containing-parents-ashes-pension-plan-to-give-more-to-workers-retiring-at-67-41826407.html Today’s headlines: Tourist spends week at Dublin Airport finding lost luggage with his parents’ ashes; Retirement plan to give more to workers retiring at 67