Here are the morning’s top headlines.
New pressure on tenants as thousands of landlords exit the market
The rental market has shrunk by 43,000 homes over the past five years, putting further pressure on renters as landlords continue to capitalize on their properties and exit the market.
He will never be the same again, say the family of the boy mauled by a dog
The family of a young boy who was brutally attacked by a pit bull in Co Wexford say “he will never be the same”. Alejandro Miszan, 9, was playing football with his friends on the green at the Old Forge Road estate in Enniscorthy on Sunday afternoon when he was attacked by the dog.
Cancer survival rates were the highest ever, but the pandemic resulted in missed cases
The number of cancer survivors in Ireland has surpassed 200,000 for the first time – but around 2,657 people with the disease were missing in the first year of the pandemic, a new report reveals today.
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Young people willing to give up flies and meat to reduce emissions
Young people in Ireland are willing to give up flying and eating meat to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a major new study into attitudes to climate change has found. Most say they will avoid future behavior that makes climate change worse.
Missing woman reunited with family 51 years after kidnapping by babysitter
A Texas woman has been reunited with her family after being kidnapped by a babysitter 51 years ago when she was just 21 months old.
Boost for students as state plans to fund more college beds
The Government will fund the construction of 700 student beds at the Universities of Maynooth, Limerick and Galway in the first phase of a new plan to tackle the college housing shortage.
The world’s largest active volcano is beginning to erupt for the first time since 1984
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, yesterday began erupting for the first time since 1984, ending its longest dormant period in recorded history.
More electronic gates on the way to Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport could be in line for more so-called eGates, with which passengers can process entry electronically. And the automated service could also be rolled out at seaports.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-what-if-my-brother-dies-family-of-boy-mauled-by-dog-in-wexford-speak-out-new-squeeze-on-renters-as-thousands-of-landlords-quit-market-42180034.html Today’s headlines: “What if my brother dies?” – Family of boy mauled by dog in Wexford speaks out; New pressure on tenants as thousands of landlords exit the market