• Politics

    Sinn Féin affordable housing bill passed as Government forgets to vote on its own counter-motion

    Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin described the event as "embarrassing". The Dáil has passed a Sinn Féin motion on affordable housing after the Government forgot to vote on its counter-motion. The non-binding private members' bill calls on the Government to double capital investment in homes and build 20,000 social homes a year.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Deirdre Morley 'behaved normally' on day she allegedly killed her children, court hears

    The prosecution counsel said Ms Morley told gardaí she had believed the children were “damaged” through her parenting and that the best outcome was to take their lives. The accused said she determined it was best if they all went together and that she had intended ending her own life as well by taking medication and jumping from an overpass. Ms Lawlor said the accused was in “a good marriage” and there was no question but that the children were well cared for and loved by their parents.

  • Technology
    Big News Network.com

    Further problems with NBN as executives paid $77 million in bonuses

    As the NBN rollout continues to suffer from complaints and budget overruns, NBN Co executives have paid themselves millions of dollars in bonuses, writes Paul Budde. THERE IS NEVER a dull moment in the NBN saga, with the following happening over the last few weeks: NBN executives paid themselves $77 million in bonuses; construction staff went on strike as they missed out on proper payments and are also frustrated with the inefficiencies of the rollout activities; NBN Co announced it will start t

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Mother of Dart attack suspect threatens to sue Irish Rail over CCTV footage leak

    The mother of a boy suspected of involvement in the horrifying Dart incident that saw a girl knocked under a train, is considering legal action because CCTV footage was leaked. Gardaí arrested three teenagers this week in relation to the shocking attack at Howth Junction Dart Station in Donaghmede, which happened on April 1. Footage, which was seen on social media, showed a number of young women running to the Dart, past a group of male youths who kicked, lunged and swung their bikes at them, be

  • Business
    Irish Independent

    Pearse Doherty says he is not obliged to list new coastal Donegal family home in Dáil register

    Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty is building a new five-bedroom family home with panoramic views of the Donegal coast. Unlike thousands of people who cannot get their foot on the property ladder, Mr Doherty is up-sizing to a bigger home for his family.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Prince Harry's First Amendment gaffe sees him fall foul of US public for the first time since moving there

    JUST when it was all going so swimmingly for Prince Harry after ‘Megxit’, he goes and puts his Gucci loafer firmly in it with an ill-advised comment about America’s “bonkers” First Amendment. Cherished by Americans of all creeds and political persuasions, the cornerstone of its constitution protects a number of basic freedoms in the US, including freedom of religion, speech and the press.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Vaccine roll-out Ireland: Green light 'soon' for J&J and AstraZeneca vaccination for those in 40-49 range

    The green light is expected in the coming days to offer both the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs to people aged 40-49 paving the way for vaccination of this group to start this month. The HSE is expected to announce people in their 40s can begin registering for a vaccine shortly. Vaccination could start at the end of this month and extend into June.