Greens withdraw in turf wars
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has bowed to pressure from his coalition colleagues over the turf war. In an exclusive interview with the Irish Independent, The Environment Secretary announced that small rural communities with fewer than 500 residents are exempt from a controversial ban about selling and giving away lawns.
Soaring prices mean Dublin is seeing a rush of homes selling for €1million
The era of the 1 million euro house has dawned in Dublinwith one in 17 homes sold in the capital in the last 12 weeks being classified as a millionaire’s property.
Schools expect an increase in Ukrainian students enrolling after the Easter holidays
Schools are reopening today after the Easter holidays and many are expecting new students from Ukraine in the coming weeks. About 4,000 Ukrainian children were in Irish classrooms ahead of the holidays and Thousands more had either not yet enrolled or have since arrived.
Relief in Brussels as centrist Macron fights far right to win second term
News that Emmanuel Macron has gained another five years as French President was met with relief in Brussels and other European Union capitals.
Cyclist (60) dies after an unusual accident in Co Wexford
A male cyclist died after an unusual cycling accident in County Wexford yesterday. He reportedly crashed into a tree as his group swerved to avoid an obstacle in the road.
HSE sues over allegations medics were ostracized after CAMHS doctor exposé
The doctor whose actions helped bring to light the South Kerry Child Psychiatric Service medication scandal is suing the HSE over the way he was allegedly treated after becoming a whistleblower.
Dozens of dog attacks are officially reported to local councils each year
Hundreds of dog attacks on people and other animals have been reported to councils over the past five years. Figures provided to the Irish Independent by county councils show dozens of attacks take place each year and affect a range of breeds – including those not on the restricted breeds list.
The risk of being admitted to hospital with Covid is five times higher for pregnant women
Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 are are five times more likely to be hospitalized and six times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unitnew research reveals today.
Extended care for families of children in hospital
Social benefits are to be doubled for families with seriously ill children. The new relief for concerned parents is announced today by Social Protection Secretary Heather Humphreys.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-spiralling-prices-mean-dublin-is-seeing-rush-of-homes-selling-for-1m-greens-back-down-to-allow-opt-out-for-local-turf-sales-41583871.html Today’s news suggests Ireland: rising prices mean Dublin sees a rush of homes selling for €1m; Greens back down to oppose local turf sale