- NewsIrish Independent
A man who recently withdrew a personal injury claim after video footage of him pushing a wheelchair to a medical appointment was shown in the High Court has been arrested, Independent.ie. can reveal. Constantin Iosca (40) of Scholars Walk, Lusk, Dublin was arrested along with a woman this morning in relation to an investigation for conspiracy to defraud.
A man has spoken out on Twitter about an incident where he was subjected to homophobic slurs while walking past a hotel in Naas, County Kildare. In a Twitter thread, the man said that as he was walking past the Osprey Hotel with a friend, the words “f*ggots” was yelled out from the windows of one of the rooms by someone staying in the venue. He wrote, “We took it as a joke, and started yelling back asking them to come down and say it to our faces.
Ireland's R number is now "at or above 1." The National Public Health Emergency Team has announced that six more people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland. The latest figures take Ireland's known death toll due to Covid-19 ton 1,743, taking into account the denotification of one death.
- BusinessIrish Independent
Limerick-based Nordic Aviation Capital – the world’s biggest lessor of regional aircraft – has secured unanimous agreement from lenders that has given it financial breathing room during the pandemic, Independent.ie understands. A vote by lenders on a debt interest and principal payment standstill and deferral plan was held today and it’s believed the outcome could be formally announced later this afternoon. The Irish Independent first revealed details of the plan in June.
- NewsBreaking News
A former seminarian has received an apology and damages in the High Court from the publishers of the Irish Sun over an article falsely claiming he had been sent home from the Irish College in Rome. Conor Gannon sued News Group Newspapers (NGN) over the May 12, 2018, article entitled 'Fling and a Prayer' which he said defamed him. The article falsely stated he had been sent home after he had been found in bed with another seminarian.
"If we try to go back to living and acting like we did last January, it is only a matter of time before we're facing a significant problem with this disease." There has been a "clear change" in the origin of Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland, according to Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, with cases among young people and those relating to travel now playing a more significant role.
- PoliticsIrish Independent
It was reported in the press that the Fianna Fail leader was to travel to Belfast on Thursday, however a number hours later Mr Martin’s office confirmed that the meeting was suspended because of scheduling issues. There was speculation, however, that Mrs Foster’s office was not made aware of the visit. The Taoiseach will now travel to Belfast next Thursday, marking his first visit to Northern Ireland as head of government.