Here are the morning’s top headlines.
Why the central bank decided to relax mortgage lending rules now, and what that means for first-time buyers
After changing this rule, home seekers are allowed to borrow four times their income. This is a big boost for first-time buyers.
Secretly recorded conversations between Jonathan Dowdall and Gerry “The Monk” Hutch form the main evidence in the prosecution’s case
Evidence will be gathered of secretly recorded conversations that discussed the gun attack and a possible ceasefire, while the court will also hear from a senior detective about the activities of the ‘Hutch crime organisation’.
“Jet engines” to provide power as a last resort when failures occur
A fleet of “jet engines” will account for €350 million worth of emergency power generation capacity, which the government is ordering to get the country through the difficult winters ahead.
There is mounting pressure on employers to follow the bank’s example and offer menopause leave
Employers at more than 120 technology and financial services companies are facing demands to give employees up to 10 days of paid menopausal leave.
By passing the driving test, women can save €500 on car insurance premiums
Female drivers pay too much for their car insurance because they take less driving tests.
The Indo Daily: When will British Prime Minister Liz Truss step down?
Film director Jim Sheridan is suing a law firm over the sale of a $10 million former home
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan is suing a law firm involved in the sale of his former multi-million dollar oceanfront home.
Revenue is being pursued by 10,000 Irish companies over tax debts after unfiled tax returns
Tax authorities are now trying to recover 71 million euros in debt accumulated during the pandemic from the companies – a small part of the outstanding 2.6 billion euros.
Schools are unable to fill vacancies as housing costs drive Dublin teachers
The lack and cost of accommodation in the capital has been blamed for teachers fleeing to rural Ireland.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-what-the-central-banks-latest-decision-means-for-first-time-buyers-film-director-jim-sheridan-sues-law-firm-over-sale-of-10m-former-home-42077111.html Today’s headlines: what the central bank’s latest decision means for first-time buyers; Film director Jim Sheridan is suing a law firm over the sale of a $10 million former home