Here are the morning’s top headlines.
Households receive €600 in three energy credits over six months
This would mean that every bi-monthly electricity bill would be reduced by at least €200 or more, with one credit applied to bills before Christmas and two credits to bills next year.
Woman in car fire in Westmeath, named locally in tribute to her children – aged two and five
A woman is in serious condition in hospital after a car fire that killed her children, aged two and five, near Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, on Friday. She was identified as Lynn Egar at the scene last night and flown to hospital. It is not believed that she sustained any life-threatening injuries.
“Sexual assault by a Fianna Fáil councilwoman left me ill and unable to sleep”
For independent councilwoman Deirdre Donnelly, the nightmare that continues to this day began in the early hours of Friday morning in the fall of 2018 at a hotel in the south of the country.
‘They aren’t liked here’ – Mayo locals say the Burke family are looking for platforms to ‘stick their opinions down our throats’
“They definitely keep to themselves unless they protest, then they’re in your face. But people also stay away from them. I’ve seen people literally crossing the street to get away from them.”
“Public sympathy is a great comfort to us” – King Charles
During a poignant and somber Accession Council meeting at St James’s Palace, the King touched on the grief of his mother and family, but said the “sympathy expressed by so many of my sister and brothers” was the “greatest consolation”.
Aer Lingus says flights are set to resume today after the online meltdown
The airline had to cancel over 50 flights yesterday when the boarding software crashed.
New sexual abuse charge against St. John Ambulance volunteers
Specialist Gardaí is investigating a new complaint of past sexual abuse by a former St John Ambulance (SJA) volunteer as a report of pedophilia at the volunteer organization nears conclusion.
Agents say a price correction could soon affect property sales
House prices rose by an average of €20,000 in the first half of this year – but the rate of increase then slowed in May and June, according to an analysis of sales data from auctioneers and estate agents.
Irishman who rescued fugitives gets trial date over ‘fabricated’ espionage allegations
One Irishman said he was delighted a court date was finally set to allow him to answer for helping to rescue migrants who have survived perilous sea voyages to the Greek island of Lesvos. Sean Binder, 28, a rescue diver, former aid worker and recent law graduate, will face trial in Greece on January 10.
Garth Brooks performs “Sing Song” with locals in Dublin City
RTÉ workers angered by offer of redress over ‘wrong contracts’
RTÉ staff have reacted angrily to the amount of compensation the national broadcaster is proposing to pay 61 current employees who wrongly worked as contractors at the broadcaster for years.
Irish companies are being threatened by the IRS for tax arrears
Seen in a letter from the Sunday independentBusinesses have seven days to pay the taxes they owe, which in some cases is significant.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-woman-in-westmeath-car-fire-named-households-to-get-600-in-energy-credits-41978678.html Today’s headlines: Woman named in Westmeath car fire; Households receive €600 in energy credits