Here are the morning’s top headlines.
“Lifestyle change” is explored in the murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson
Gardaí are investigating whether a “recent lifestyle change” of a 52-year-old mother of two who was murdered in a frantic knife attack at her Dublin home is a motive for her death.
‘Black hole’ in housing construction as builders lack 50,000 key workers
More than 50,000 construction workers are desperately needed to fill a black hole in the workforce if the government is to meet targets to tackle the housing crisis.
Former Labor leader Dick Spring has been unveiled as the new President of the Oireachtas Golf Society as he tees off for the first time since Golfgate.
Former Tánaiste Dick Spring is the new president of the Oireachtas Golf Society, which is teeing off this summer for the first time since the infamous ‘Golfgate’ dinner.
Developers could now get up to 144,000 euros per apartment
Builders could get up to €144,000 per apartment under the government’s €500m tax-funded scheme to bridge the gap between rising construction costs and market value.
‘Psychic Cheater’ resigns from refereeing role at Leinster Rugby
A referee has resigned from his role at Leinster Rugby after it was revealed he and his wife failed to declare a luxury overseas property as they wrote off millions of dollars in debt.
The Indo Daily: Geopolitics and glamor – Eurovision gets political and not for the first time
The Indo Daily: Geopolitics and glamor: Eurovision gets political and not for the first time
Rents are up 12 percent as the stock of available properties hits an all-time low
Rents are up 12 percent year-on-year to a nationwide average monthly cost of €1,567, according to the latest report from Daft.ie.
The housing official criticized her comment about “wealthy retirees”.
A government official has been criticized for “stereotyping” old people by labeling pensioners as “wealthier”.
Besieged fighters at Azovstal work in pleas for help to get wounded comrades to safety
Up to 2,000 Azov militants are believed to be at the Steelworks, a vast Soviet-era maze of factories and maintenance tunnels that acts as a ready-made citadel against Vladimir Putin’s invading force.
Global water scarcity has increased by almost a third in 20 years
The number and duration of extreme water shortages around the world have increased by almost a third in just 20 years, a new drought study shows.
Taoiseach asked in Dáil whether Leo Varadkar should resign during the investigation
A US-based anti-vaccination campaigner uses Irish courts to sue Twitter for defamation
A US author with controversial views on Covid-19 vaccines is taking Twitter to Irish courts for defamation after the social media giant permanently suspended his account.
The Dragons’ Den star’s bakery is in bank talks over €6m in debt
East Coast Bakehouse, the high-profile Co Louth biscuit maker founded by former Jacob Fruitfield boss Michael Carey and Dragons’ Den star Alison Cowzer, is in negotiations to restructure nearly €6 million in bank debt.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-news-change-of-lifestyle-link-investigated-in-lisa-thompson-murder-and-dick-spring-named-new-oireachtas-golf-society-president-41640830.html Today’s News: ‘Lifestyle Change’ Link Investigated in Lisa Thompson Murder; and Dick Spring as the new President of the Oireachtas Golf Society