Today's news headlines: Home of gardaí raided in drugs gang leak probe; and hospitals warned to prepare for winter flu epidemic –

Several gardaí under investigation over information allegedly leaked to crime gang Several homes linked to serving gardaí have been searched as part of an investigation into information allegedly being leaked to an organised crime group. FF TDs pile pressure on McGrath with €10 pension call Fianna Fáil TDs are piling pressure on future party leadership

Looking for a place to escape life's craziness? Hire a campervan and go off grid up north… – Irish Post

AFTER waddling through the fast-flowing river and turning to look back, I faced a scene that was filled with those green hills and that rugged beauty that could have been my beloved county Mayo. As the evening sky began to settle into a black cloak of countless pinpricks, the only sounds were the bleating of

Group overseeing €465m a year HAP housing spend failed to hold meetings –

AN oversight group responsible for monitoring a €465m a year housing support scheme has rarely met, an audit report found. he group met just once or twice a year between 2018 and 2020, had only half its members in attendance and had neither of the two co-chairs present for the last two years. The group oversees the

Rents rises out of control in Laois where average rents surge by 10% beyond €1000 a month – Leinster Express

A system which is supposed to protect tenants from big rent rises is not to be working in Laois according to the latest official figures which also show an annual increase of more than 10% beyond €1,000 a month. New data from the Rental Tenancies Board (RTB) also shows that the Laois rents are rising

State spending of €6.5m on night vision for Coast Guard criticised – The Irish Times

The State’s spending watchdog has criticised spending of €6.5 million on night vision technology for Coast Guard helicopters dating back eight years that can only be used in one helicopter base. The Comptroller & Auditor General examined Department of Transport spending on night vision technology and training and found that it would be “some time”

Housing crisis has demoralised a generation, says Taoiseach – The Irish Times

The housing crisis has “the potential to be profoundly destabilising” for the country if not responded to appropriately, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told construction industry leaders. Speaking at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) annual conference on Thursday, Mr Martin said housing was the “single most urgent and important social issue facing our country at this

Cofinimmo : Notification pursuant to article 15 of the law of 02.05.2007 – Composition of capital –

PRESS RELEASE REGULATED INFORMATION Brussels, embargo until 30.09.2021, 05:40 PM CET Notification pursuant to article 15 of the law of 02.05.2007 Composition of capital1 The conversion of 1.483.774 bonds issued in 2016 into 1.657.750 new shares has modified the composition of Cofinimmo’s capital (see also press release dated 08.09.2021). As of today, the company’s capital

Belfast landlords should not have to provide emergency 24-hour contact number to deal with antisocial behaviour, High Court told – Belfast Telegraph

Private landlords in Belfast are being unreasonably required to give an emergency 24-hour contact number to deal with any antisocial behaviour, the High Court heard today. body representing those who provide shared rental accommodation is challenging the City Council over the new condition aimed at tackling nuisance residents. Lawyers representing the Landlords Association for Northern

Rents rise 7% in largest national increase since 2019 – The Irish Times

A national rent rise of 7 per cent, the highest increase in more than two years, points to a “concerning level of non-compliance” with rent rules, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has acknowledged. The Residential Tenancies Board’s (RTB) rent index for the second quarter of the year shows year-on-year rent price inflation of 4.4 per

How fast are UK house prices rising? – Birmingham Live

House price growth in the UK slowed last month, but one forecast claims that the cost of housing will continue to rise over the next couple of years. According to Nationwide’s latest estimate, UK house price growth declined sharply in September compared to August. However, a forecast from estate agent Hamptons says UK homeowners can