'Half full half empty' report on Portlaoise development – Leinster Express

A pilot scheme incorporating social, cost rental and affordable to purchase housing should be instituted for land that the Council bought on the Stradbally road, Cllr Caroline Dwane-Stanley stated at the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting. Cllr Dwane Stanley was speaking on her own motion calling for such a scheme in the development of Tyrrells land.

Loans for cheaper household goods more than triple amid pandemic, charity lender reveals – The Independent

When Diana’s ex-husband was put on furlough in March, he told her he would no longer pay child support for their 16-year-old son. The financial impact on Diana, who is disabled and lives on benefits in Bangor, was immediate and devastating – £400 a month gone. “It was like a nightmare,” Diana, 44, tells The

Profits more than double at Fallons' Daft group – RTE.ie

Pre-tax profits at the group that operates the daft.ie and donedeal.ie websites more than doubled to €4m in 2019.  Accounts filed by Eamonn and Brian Fallon’s Distilled SCH Ltd show that pre-tax profits increased by 153% after revenues in 2019 rose by 12% from €26.35m to €29.46m.  The accounts show that the founding Fallon brothers of

Calls to cancel rent during staggered return to campus – Brig Newspaper

If you feel like you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, please follow the advice from the National Health Service – found here and NHS Inform. Stay Safe, Save Lives. Students have called on the university to cancel rents for students who will not be able to return to their accommodation next semester. Members of the Stirling Student Tenants’ Union

George Michael's ex Fadi Fawaz to appear in court charged with smashing shop window – Irish Mirror

George Michael’s ex is accused of smashing a shop window just days before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Fadi Fawaz, 44, will appear in court charged with causing £800 in damage on December 21 at Le Flix Natural Beauty Bar in Fitzrovia, Central London. The hair stylist is due to face Westminster magistrates

Housing Minister confirms ban on evictions has returned under Level 5 lockdown – BreakingNews.ie

The Housing Minister has confirmed that the eviction ban has returned alongside level 5. Darragh O’Brien also says his Department is currently working on a package to cover commercial rates for impacted businesses during the first few months of 2021. While construction will remain an essential service, and is set to continue during the lockdown.

Our top 10 most-read business stories of the year – The Irish Times

It won’t be over until the fat lady finally gets her jab but what a year we’ve had. Waiting for those vaccinations probably means the Covid year could last, in effect, for 18 months which should come as no surprise to anyone. Speaking of surprises, the perennial winner, the lead budget article of the year,

Coronavirus in Ireland: Sluggish vaccine programme will hurt high street, sector warns – The Times

A retail group has expressed concern that a slow rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland will lead to long-term closures for non-essential retail. Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), an industry group, said that if Covid-19 restrictions remained in place until the elderly and vulnerable members of the population had been vaccinated it would be “devastating”

Covid restrictions Ireland: Micheál Martin confirms ‘full-scale’ Level 5 lockdown – Independent.ie

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed Ireland will move to Level 5 of Covid restrictions as cases continue to rise around the country. chools will remain closed until January 11 while household visits will be banned from midnight. Non-essential retail and gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools will close from end of business tomorrow. Level 5