Erika Mailman for The Washington Post The Citroën the author’s family rented in Portugal — outside a garage that proved quite tough to navigate. As we regarded the shiny, flawless Citroën we were about to rent in Portugal, my husband asked the Europcar representative, not entirely joking, “Don’t you have an old beater?” Europcar’s proud
Environment minister Eamon Ryan says he is “increasingly confident” that Ireland will avoid power outages this winter, but “we never know”. Mr Ryan was asked by Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke for assurances that the country will not face blackouts in the winter as demand for electricity ramps up. Last week the Single Electricity Market Operator
Single parents and their children make up more than half of homeless families in Ireland, a new report found. The Monitoring Adequate Housing report, compiled by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and Social Research Institute, found that 53% per cent of families living in emergency accommodation are headed by single
Carbon tax hikes and higher stamp duty are among measures mooted in the special pre-Budget report by a government think-tank published today. he Department of Finance’s Tax Strategy Group sets out options for the minister for the Budget, with the advice it offers often being carried out. The policies presented in pre Budget tax strategy
WORK has commenced on a second state-of-the-art office block at Horgan’s Quay hot on the heels of reports that tech giant Apple is set to rent considerable space in the first block, which was completed last year. No 2 Horgan’s Quay, designed by architects O’Mahony Pike, is expected to be ready for occupancy in 15-18
The Government should consider charging a higher rate of stamp duty to overseas buyers and cut the floor where the current higher rate of 2pc applies to homes over €750,000, according to papers prepared ahead of the Budget by the Department of Finance. inisters should also consider applying the higher rate of 2pc that currently
DROMCOLLOGHER CINEMA fire continues: The inquest was held eight days later in Dromcollogher, and the jury returned a verdict, that the victims had died from asphyxiation and burning. Mr Forde was careless in leaving a lighted candle on the table, and Mr Downing was guilty of negligence, in leaving the films exposed on the table.
Image: Independent.ie Eoin Meegan Intro:Ireland’s latest Dáil Deputy, Ivana Bacik has long been committed to social justice and change. Since 1996 she has held the Reid Chair of Criminal Law at Trinity College, Dublin, a position previously held by both Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. She was made a Fellow of Trinity College in 2005.
Noel and Liam Gallagher’s estranged dad could be made homeless after losing the Oasis stars’ childhood house as the victim of an alleged property ‘fraud’. Tommy Gallagher has been embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the fate of his semi-detached home in Burnage, where the brothers grew up. Despite a judge ruling that on
The student accommodation crisis is “the worst it has ever been”, according to the president of NUI Galway’s Students’ Union, with more than 200 students currently staying in hostels in Galway City. Róisín Nic Lochlainn said the situation had arisen due to “total negligence from the Government”. “Students’ unions have been saying for years we