• Politics
    Irish Independent

    Irish News headlines today: Opening hours blow as shops struggle for staff, and cost of beer to skyrocket for some brands under Minimum Unit Pricing

    Cost of beer to skyrocket as some brands double in price under MUP Some brands of beer will skyrocket in price under the Government’s new minimum unit pricing (MUP) formula. In research carried out by the Irish Independent, one example showed a 75c beer more than doubling in price to €1.60. Micheál Martin cautious about EU waiving Covid-19 vaccine patents globally Taoiseach Micheál Martin has taken a cautious stance on the prospect of the EU globally waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccine technolog...

  • Business
    Irish Independent

    Ballymaloe culinary empire daughter Fern Allen and her husband get debt write-offs worth €1.6m and €1.9m

    Under her arrangement, Ms Allen (59), a daughter of Ballymaloe founders Ivan and Myrtle Allen and sister-in-law of world-famous chef Darina Allen, is to dispose of her share in the family's hotel and restaurant business in Shanagarry, Co Cork. The hotel is part of a wider culinary business empire, which includes a renowned cookery school.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    LOI round-up: Goals galore as Bohs and Drogheda crush Harps and Waterford

    Bohemians moved up to sixth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table with a thoroughly convincing 4-0 triumph over Finn Harps at Dalymount Park. Following a period of sustained pressure, Ross Tierney broke the deadlock with a smooth finish at a tight angle on 14 minutes. This was supplemented by a superb brace from Ali Coote - his first and second goals for the club - to give Bohs a 3-0 cushion at the break.

  • Health
    Big News Network.com

    EMA probing new side effect from AstraZeneca vaccine

    Washington [US], May 7 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Medicine Agency (EMA) said on Friday that its committee on vaccine safety asked AstraZeneca to provide additional trial data on its COVID-19 drug for an inquiry into cases of a rare autoimmune disorder following vaccination. The Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a condition that causes one's immune system to attack own peripheral nervous system, resulting in such symptoms as numbness, pain, and difficulty walking.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Connacht beaten out the gate as Leinster overcome early pressure to prosper

    When Fitzgerald knocked over another penalty, Leinster were looking at their worst run of rugby since they became the team all others wanted to level. At which point Leinster went from 16-0 down to 26-16 ahead in the space of 14 minutes. You could say this game swung fairly dramatically.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Government TDs get figures revealing the true cost of alcohol after price rises are imposed

    Coalition TDs have been sent fresh briefing material on Minimum Unit Pricing – this time with realistic figures. It comes after the Irish Independent revealed that official cost projections relied on an unusually small can of low-strength beer. As far back as 2015, former health minister Simon Harris had told the Oireachtas that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) would mean a can of beer being sold at a minimum €1.32.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    'I'm gonna enjoy the summer' – Vogue Williams says she wants to try for third baby after Ibiza holiday

    Vogue Williams has told how she plans to try for another baby later this year. The Dubliner, married to businessman and TV star Spencer Matthews, said she intends to add to their young family. The couple are parents to toddler Theodore and baby Gigi.