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Read the top 10 stories on Independent.ie this morning … Irish air traffic control ‘in crisis’, say staff as they call on Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to investigate Irish air traffic controllers said the system was in crisis and personnel problems had resulted in “an increased risk of an air traffic incident or accident”. In …

Following last season’s highs, La Rochelle started the new campaign stammered with Ronan O’Gara’s side suffering a third straight loss to start their league campaign. a Rochelle fell 23-22 against Clermont Auvergne away on Saturday night, leaving them just two bonus points lost in their first three games after previous defeats against reigning national and …

Read the top 10 stories on Independent.ie this morning … Ministers claim € 5 on pensions despite warnings A € 5 increase in state pensions remains on the table for the 2022 budget, despite official warnings from civil servants that increases in social benefits should target people of working age Buy Christmas Toys Now Due …

SERIOUS incidents at two water treatment plants in recent weeks have made residents of one town sick and put the health of others at risk. Incidents at the Ballymore Eustace factories, which supply parts of Dublin city with potable water, and at Creagh, which serves Gorey in County Wexford, were not made public until Friday …

The tragic death on March 15 of Philip Reck, Courtnacuddy, Enniscorthy, left a great void in the life of his beloved partner Martina, his two daughters Aideen and Eve, his mother Anne and his brothers Eamon and Michael. We will also be dearly missed by friends, neighbors, cooney Furlong Grain Ltd co-workers and the entire …

A “really proud” Angel Postecoglou felt that his Celtic players had shown they can play the kind of football he aspires to despite the bad side of a seven-goal thriller against Real Betis. eltic led two in Sevilla but conceded four goals in 21 minutes before falling 4-3 in their first group game in the …

PLANS to improve traffic flow on one of the country’s busiest roads would close 25 intersections, connecting lanes and exit points. Yesterday, icklow County Council gave in to pressure to extend the consultation period on the N11 / M11 plan, fearing that there was little public awareness of what was being proposed or its implications. …

A separate funeral will be held for the victims of the murder-suicide in Kerry that claimed the lives of three members of the O’Sullivan family. Ossie O’Sullivan shot his 24-year-old son, Jamie, in his bedroom before killing his partner Eileen, then himself in a double murder-suicide at their Kilfeighney home, Lixnaw, investigations have been established. …

An internal report accuses Fianna Fáil of failing to clearly identify Fine Gael for the poor result of the party’s general elections. he stance on abortion, the manifesto, poor social media and lack of connectivity in urban areas also contributed to the poor results. The late appointment of an electoral officer is also criticized in …

YEARS, when Cristiano Ronaldo is billed as the most goalscoring player in international football history, the Irish players and staff involved in Faro will shake their heads and tell their own stories. Tephen Kenny’s players were minutes away from a glorious victory, a result which would have ranked favorably with any away triumph in a …