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‘Hike in planning fees needed’ to reflect cost of processing projects

'Hike in planning fees needed' to reflect cost of processing projects Country's most senior planner says poor quality schemes will not be approved, writes Paul Melia Stock Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Families building their own home face being hit with higher planning...

‘If we didn’t have Airbnb, I fear we’d be homeless’ – host’s worry ahead...

'If we didn't have Airbnb, I fear we'd be homeless' - host's worry ahead of crackdown Critical: Gordon Kelley fears his family would be homeless if it wasn’t for the money they make on Airbnb An Airbnb host who says short-term...

‘Ordinary bloke with many talents’- family pay tribute at funeral of actor Jer O’Leary

'Ordinary bloke with many talents'- family pay tribute at funeral of actor Jer O'Leary The Funeral of Jer O’Leary leaving his Funeral mass in St Agatha’s Church,North Strand Photo: Kyran O'BrienMary Lou Mc Donald and Gerry Adams at the Funeral...

Charlie Weston: ‘A paltry €5 extra a week won’t make us better off in...

Charlie Weston: 'A paltry €5 extra a week won't make us better off in 2019'   Stock image Most workers will have a few more euro in their wallets and purses from the start of the new year due to income tax...

Mark Keenan: ‘Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame’

Mark Keenan: 'Only certainty is more uncertainty as UK exit moves toward endgame'    Stock image 'Brexit affects the property market too," is the core message from this year's Irish Independent/REA annual house price forecast. But while discussions over Brexit have thus far...

Death toll from Russian apartment building collapse reaches 39

Death toll from Russian apartment building collapse reaches 39 Rescuers work at the site of a partially collapsed apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Russia in this handout photo released by Russian Emergencies Ministry January 2, 2019. Russian officials have ended the search...

Nancy Pelosi re-elected as speaker of the US House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi re-elected as speaker of the US House of Representatives House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds the speaker's gavel after being elected speaker as the U.S. House of Representatives REUTERS/Leah Millis The US House of Representatives and Senate have convened...

John Stones clearance defies logic as Liverpool miss out on goal by millimetres

John Stones clearance defies logic as Liverpool miss out on goal by millimetres They don’t come much closer than this. Manchester City’s John Stones clears the ball off the line (Martin Rickett/PA) The destination of the Premier League title is often decided...

Varadkar’s bid to expand lower tax band to €50k holds

Varadkar's bid to expand lower tax band to €50k holds Taoiseach still committed to €3k tax relief for workers in 5 years Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath Leo Varadkar says he can still follow through on his commitment to dramatically increase...

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