In the headlines of the day: the ministers are demanding €260,000 in subsidies for second homes; Seán Quinn’s mansion searched as part of ongoing finance and violence probe

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Ministers demand €260,000 in subsidies for second homes in the capital

Government ministers have claimed almost €260,000 in special allowances to enable them to buy or rent a second home in Dublin. Revenue commissioners said between 10 and 14 ministers or ministers of state had received the so-called ‘dual residence allowance’ in each of the past four years.

Net gets closer to the ‘mastermind’ behind the murder of Irene White

Two men who admitted to the killing are serving life sentences, but the man who ordered the contract killing remains at large.

Quinn’s mansion searched as part of ongoing finance and violence investigation

Seán Quinn’s mansion was raided by the gardaí last week as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the long campaign of intimidation and violence against his former businesses and who funded it.

Stephen Donnelly and Robert Watt will avoid Oireachtas grilling over Tony Holohan’s work

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and his top civil servant Robert Watt are refusing to appear before an Oireachtas committee investigating the now-discontinued secondment of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to an academic post at Trinity College.

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Whoausers in rural areas will not be penalized for burning grass

Households in small villages and detached houses will still be allowed to burn turf, while those who sell it to family and neighbors will not be penalized as part of a coalition compromise to see a backyard revolt. ban.

Varadkar being the Taoiseach again in doubt as the DPP ‘will not be rushed’

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is ‘highly unlikely’ to decide whether Leo Varadkar should face criminal charges over the leaking of a confidential government document before December, when he is due to become Taoiseach, according to the Sunday. Independent.

One-shot killer jailed for man’s death is released from prison after less than four years

A man who killed an innocent father while celebrating the baptism of his twin daughters has been released from prison, after serving less than four years behind bars.

Most young children identified as “gifted” are boys

More than 80% of young children identified as “gifted” by their parents and teachers are boys. The trend was highlighted by Dr Colm O’Reilly, director of the Irish Center for Young Talent, which offers enrichment courses for students with high academic ability from the age of six.

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