Today’s headlines: Two in three people dissatisfied with new maternity hospital plans; RTÉ settles lawsuit filed by former Garda Deputy Commissioner


Two out of three people are dissatisfied with new proposals for maternity hospitals

According to a Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks poll, almost two-thirds of the public are dissatisfied with the proposed new structure and ownership of the proposed National Maternity Hospital, while a significant percentage believe there will be religious interference in the medical services provided.

RTE settles former Deputy Garda Commissioner’s lawsuit

RTÉ has ​​settled a lawsuit launched by one of the country’s oldest retired gardaí following comments by broadcaster Katie Hannon on her Drivetime radio programme.

Legal requirement to abolish payment rules for mother and child

A mother-child home harm scheme bill insists that a six-month minimum residency requirement and the requirement to sign a statutory waiver must be removed.

McDonald raises prospect of Border poll after historic Sinn Féin election win

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has raised the prospect of a united Ireland referendum within the next five years after the party’s landmark victory in the general election in Northern Ireland.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will continue to moderate Nationwide ahead of the RTÉ case

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will continue to present Nationwide despite allegations of sexual harassment and bullying while working for RTÉ.

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Catriona Carey fraud investigation shifts focus to UK bank accounts

Gardaí investigating Catriona Carey over alleged fraud have asked UK police for help tracing bank accounts and potential assets.

Attacks on Mariupol intensify as Ukraine dug in to defend Kharkiv

Ukrainian troops have tightened positions around the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, as Russian forces launched further devastating attacks on a contested steel mill in a bid to capture the southern port of Mariupol in time for Victory Day celebrations.

A normal weight is now rare as Irish obesity rates are skyrocketing

Ireland has reached a ‘tipping point’ in the fight against obesity, according to Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE director for the disease.

Retired officials get the lion’s share of €2 million paid to attend state hearing panels

Twelve people, including retired civil servants and semi-public servants, earned more than €25,000 last year for taking part in rounds of interviews.

Kim Kardashian hasn’t quit the diet to wear a Marilyn dress, an Irish source says

The Irishman, who helped Kim Kardashian source Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress for this year’s Met Gala, has denied reports that the reality TV star went on a three-week crash diet to lose weight for the big event.

Conservation architect Róisín Murphy calls for a campaign to preserve Irish pubs as Unesco sites

Home Rescue presenter Róisín Murphy believes there should be a campaign to have traditional Irish pubs classified as Unesco sites.

Documentary shows Maeve Binchy’s perseverance in the face of health challenges

A new documentary marking the 10th anniversary of her death is a loving portrait of the best-selling Irish writer of all time, which has sold 43 million copies worldwide. Today’s headlines: Two in three people dissatisfied with new maternity hospital plans; RTÉ settles lawsuit filed by former Garda Deputy Commissioner

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