Ben Sun: A week in my wardrobe
Ben Sun: A week in my wardrobe

Ben Sun

What will your legacy be?
What will your legacy be?

Niamh Ennis

November: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week
November: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Sarah Finnan

From cottage to family home: 4 beautiful Irish properties on the market for €200,000 and under
From cottage to family home: 4 beautiful Irish properties on the market for €200,000 and...

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Winter warming chilli chicken
Supper Club: Winter warming chilli chicken

Sarah Finnan

Søstrene Grene’s latest drop has everything you need for the perfect Christmas tablescape
Søstrene Grene’s latest drop has everything you need for the perfect Christmas tablescape

Megan Burns

Set on a two acre site, this three-bedroom Kildare home is on the market for €389,950
Set on a two acre site, this three-bedroom Kildare home is on the market for...

Sarah Gill

Platform heels are your party season saviour shoe
Platform heels are your party season saviour shoe

Sarah Finnan

Gift Irish this Christmas with one of these gorgeous scarves and throws
Gift Irish this Christmas with one of these gorgeous scarves and throws

Megan Burns

This spacious Portlaoise home with its own peaceful garden is on the market for €340,000
This spacious Portlaoise home with its own peaceful garden is on the market for €340,000

Sarah Finnan

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November 18: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
18th Nov 2022
November 18: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

Permanent TSB to increase fixed mortgage and deposit rates

From today, Permanent TSB is set to raise interest rates including fixed term mortgage interest rates and deposit rates. This follows three interest rate increases from the European Central Bank, and the bank has confirmed that there are to be no changes for customers on existing fixed rates , and no changes to its variable rates for new or existing customers.

RTÉ

Mortgage payments up for first time buyers

Research from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that average mortgage repayments rose by €110 a month for first-time buyers and €150 for movers. Monthly mortgage repayments rose by 12 per cent in the two years to the end of June, before the European Central Bank started to hike official rates.

Breaking News

Prosecution rests case in Harvey Weinstein trial

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have rested their case in the trial of Harvey Weinstein, who they allege raped two women and sexually assaulted two others. The trial has spanned four weeks, and heard testimony from 44 witnesses. Weinstein is charged with crimes against four of them: one a model, another a model and actor, and a third a massage therapist.

Independent.ie

Trans healthcare

Clinicians with the National Gender Service (NGS) have told TDs and Senators that more funding and resources are needed for healthcare services for transgender people in Ireland at a briefing organised by Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan and Independent Senator Michael McDowell, and comes amid concerns over the proposed closure of the Tavistock clinic in the UK, which provided gender dysphoria services to children and teenagers in Ireland due to a lack of dedicated services here.

thejournal.ie

Russian missile strikes

According to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, recent Russian missile strikes have left 10 million Ukrainians without power, crippling the country’s energy infrastructure and plunging millions into darkness as winter sets in and temperatures drop. Repeated barrages have disrupted electricity and water supplies across Ukraine, AFP reports.

Irish Times