News headlines today: Investors snapped up €696m in housing here this year, and child victims of crime can now be named again –

Cuckoo funds are spending €53m a week on new homes, while a record €696m in houses and apartments was snapped up by institutional investors this year. And as child victims of crime can be named in the media again, one mother whose two sons were killed by their father said, ‘It is a victory for all child victims of crime’. Read the top 10 stories on this morning…

Cuckoo funds are spending €53m on new homes week in, week out

Cuckoo funds are spending €53m a week on average to buy up housing estates, mostly in Dublin but increasingly pushing into the commuter belt. Donal O’Donovan reports.

Parents can once again name tragic children as law changes

A law that stopped parents from publicly commemorating children killed in violent circumstances has been abolished. Children like footballer Josh Dunne (16), schoolgirl Ana Kriegel (14), and Drogheda teenager Keane Mulready

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