Today’s headlines: Wife, 94, and sons held hostage by gang of six in horrific burglary; Heating oil prices are falling, but we’re still faced with double bills from last year

Woman, 94, and sons held hostage by gang of six in horrific burglary

One of the sons, a man in his 60s, was attacked by the gang, some of whom were armed with screwdrivers and other weapons.

Hospitals spent €1million on debt collectors to hunt down patients as Covid-19 hit

HSE-run hospitals have spent nearly €1million hiring debt collectors to hunt down patients over outstanding debt in the two toughest years of the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures show.

Tributes to Dylan McCarthy, 29, who died in Kildare after being “severely attacked”.

Tributes have been poured in following the death of a young man, who was seriously injured after being attacked in a fight outside a pub over the weekend.

The price of heating oil is falling, but the bill is still double what it was last year

The cost of heating oil has fallen again in recent weeks. But households are still paying almost twice as much as they did a year ago.

Crackdown on “lawn for sale” ads.

Illegal sales of turf in retail outlets, local newspapers and online platforms will be penalized under the Air Pollution Act 1987 from this winter.

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Local residents fear the new confinement rule will make them homeless

Residents of a Dublin housing estate say they are living in a nightmare thanks to “terrible” new pinch measures.

The teacher shortage worsens as students return to school

More than 400,000 secondary school students are returning to school for the new school year despite warnings of a worsening teacher shortage.

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Taoiseach says the government was surprised by the energy shortage warning

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar admitted the government was “surprised” by a warning from the energy regulator that electricity consumption had to be drastically reduced at peak times to avoid blackouts.

Boy thrown off wooden bridge after alleged confrontation with car driver

Gardaí in Clontarf are investigating reports that a boy was thrown off the wooden bridge at Bull Wall during an alleged confrontation with a motorist.

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