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Owners of defective Celtic Tiger apartments want support
Substantial supports are required for Celtic Tiger-era apartment owners following a report on construction defects in as many as 100,000 apartments or duplexes. Defects include fire safety and water ingress, with some homeowners being asked to pay levies of up to €25,000.
Irish Rail apologises following Bray Dart incident
Irish Rail have released a statement relating to the the 1.45pm Connolly/Bray train that was forced to stop on its approach to Bray over the weekend when “a number of people forced open doors and walked on the track” due to a lack of air conditioning on board.
Ryanair earns €170m profit as passenger numbers surge
The airline’s fuel bill was €1bn, almost six times what it paid during the same period last year amid Covid restrictions. Earning €170 million after tax in its first quarter, Ryanair flew 45.5 million passengers in the three month period.
The Pope visits Canada today
Pope Francis is set to visit a former residential school in Canada, where he will make a historic personal apology to Indigenous survivors of abuse committed over decades at the Catholic-run institutions during his six-day visit.
Gardaí believe people close to Louise Muckell have vital information relating to her killing
Musician, singer, and music teacher Louise Muckell died at University Hospital Limerick last Wednesday following an apparent serious assault. Gardaí are investigating a theory that a person or people she knew have vital information about the circumstances of the assault.