Climbing into October
by Mark Corcoran

As reported by the Irish Independent on Saturday over 200,000 public sector pensioners are set for increases if the proposed pay agreement is accepted. Pensioners have received a 1% increase from Saturday and will receive a further 3% if the public pay deal is accepted.


The British minister of state for Northern Ireland Steve Baker has apologiesd for failing to understand that Irish Government's concerns during Brexit negotiations. The former chair of the European Research Group revealed he had apologiesd in person to some leading Irish figures.


Pope Francis made his first direct public appeal to Vladamir Putin to end the 'spiral of violence and death' caused by his invasion of Ukraine. It comes after president Zylensky announced his country's military have liberated Lyman, two days after Putin announced sovereignty over the partially occupied province.


A huge security operation is in place today at the Criminal Courts of Justice as trial proceedings begin around the 2016 Regency Hotel shooting. 


Electricity customers risk incurring penalties and losing discounts if they switch to smart tariffs before their existing plans run out. This leaves hundreds of thousands of prospective smart tariff customers exposed to potential losses if they make a wrong move. 


FINANCE Ireland is the latest lender to increase its mortgage rates in reaction to two increases from the European Central Bank.

The non-bank lender’s variable and new fixed rates are going up with immediate effect.


Lastly, in the battle of the UK derby football matches it was Arsenal and Manchest City who came out winners vs two very poor United and Spurs teams. 



Actress Jamie Lee Curtis made a surprise appearance in Dublin at the weekend and appeared in a hilarious video message with one of her fans. Fair to say you wouldn't get a message like this anywhere else in the world: Jamie Lee Curtis' hilarious interaction with Irish woman on Dublin street -



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