Down Debt

Today’s headlines: the former Irish rugby international has obtained a cancellation of his debt of 133 million euros; staff who took €150,000 golden handshakes are not allowed to return to the DAA

Here are the best morning stories from Independent.ie.

Ex-Irish rugby international secured €133m debt write-off but most were ‘much more modest’

At the weekly sitting of the High Court’s personal insolvency list last Monday, some 22.6 million euros in debt was canceled under three arrangements approved by Judge Cian Ferriter.

Dublin Airport Saturday queues: your hour-by-hour guide to Terminals 1 and 2 busiest departure times

A plane will take off from Dublin on Saturday morning almost every 90 seconds.

Banks ‘more likely’ to strike deals to write off debt and save family homes

Banks and funds are increasingly accepting unsustainable debt cancellation agreements.

Two children rescued but woman still missing as car enters River Lee

A major rescue operation has been launched in Cork City after a car carrying a woman and two children entered the River Lee.

Garda security tightens for Lunney and colleagues amid ‘credible’ new threat

Gardaí launched a major security operation around Kevin Lunney and his fellow directors of the former Quinn companies after receiving reliable intelligence that some of them were under attack.

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How potentially deadly viruses are hitting Ireland and why they are so far a mystery

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Staff who took €150,000 golden handshakes are not allowed to return to the DAA

Dublin Airport officials have raised the possibility of recalling security staff who left the company with ‘golden handshakes’ worth €150,000 during the pandemic in a desperate attempt to increase in numbers, it was claimed.

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Heard the team appeal the jury’s libel verdict which they say was influenced by social media

Amber Heard’s attorney has accused the jury in her libel trial of being influenced by social media and said the actress couldn’t afford to pay Johnny Depp $10 million (9.3 millions of euros).

The basket of essentials has now cost almost €5 more in some stores since April

Soaring inflation has pushed up the cost of a basket of everyday items by almost €5 since April in some major supermarkets.