Irish news headlines: Plan to let the rich get out of energy subsidies rejected; national prescribing audit after harmful child care


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Energy regulator turned down plan for wealthy people to turn down €100 grant

Affluent households will not be able to return their €100 electricity credit after the energy regulator rejected opt-out proposals.

Mystery still surrounds terms of Robert Watt’s pay rise

The conditions that prompted a senior civil servant to justify accepting a controversial €81,000 pay rise remain a mystery.

National prescribing audit after harmful childcare uncovered

The audit, along with another audit of compliance with existing CAMHS operational guidelines across the country, was announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin after a review described the treatment 227 children received from a doctor as “risk”.

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“Never in a million years would I have thought of making a career out of dressing up as household products”

Mother-of-five Taryn de Vere says she’s “having fun” with her original month-long challenge by dressing up as household items as thousands of people on Instagram tune in to follow her daily challenge.

Tubridy among targets of offensive tweets by Sinn Féin MPs

The Sinn Féin leader in the North said tweets posted by three of her party’s MPs using bigoted language were “offensive and unacceptable”.

Playdates, handshakes and hugs – how to navigate the new ‘new normal’

Covid didn’t exactly pack up and fly out of Ireland, never to be seen again. And amid the energy and desirability of the grand reopening, many gray areas remain.

Ex-boxer faces arrest after no-show in court over €83,000 debt

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a former professional boxer who failed to appear in court for failure to pay more than €83,000 to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

Greens adviser and lobbyist sends legal letters in bitter row over conflict of interest claims

A leading Green Party figure is embroiled in a bitter row over alleged conflict of interest with letters from lawyers, legal warnings and flying lawyer advice.

Martin sparks class war in Dáil as he takes on Sinn Féin’s ‘working class heroes’

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has sparked a class war with Sinn Féin by launching strong criticism of the party’s TDs from privileged backgrounds.

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