Paper's lead with the incredible resuce of Cleo Smith. Australian police rescued the four-year-old girl whose disappearance from her family’s camping tent on the country’s remote west coast more than two weeks ago horrified the nation. Officials wept with relief after seeing body camera video of a police officer scooping up the girl, Cleo Smith, and hearing her say: “My name is Cleo.” You can watch the video of the moment she was rescued by clicking here.
The Government will today unveil a €125 billion climate action plan which will see fossil fuel heating systems no longer installed in public buildings and fresh targets for the electrification of the public transport fleet.
There are growing fears in Dublin and Brussels that the British government will shortly invoke article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol. Taoiseach Micheál Martin issued an unprecedentedly blunt warning to the British government on Wednesday, describing any move to trigger article 16 as “irresponsible . . . unwise . . . reckless”, and saying that it would have “far-reaching implications” for the relationship between Dublin and London.
Irish Water has responded to criticism levelled at it by a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report and said that over 95% of the raw sewage being discharged into Ireland’s rivers, lakes and coastal areas is on track to be removed by the end of 2025.
According to the Irish Examiner the future for offshore wind energy production has been dealt a major blow with the decision of leading developer Equinor to pull out of the Irish market. The ESB had been in a partnership to develop a €2bn wind farm off the coast of Clare — but Norway's Equinor has pulled out of the deal due to dissatisfaction with Ireland's regulatory and planning regime.
Homeowners will have to provide documentary proof to back up their Local Property Tax (LPT) valuations if Revenue suspects a property’s value has been dishonestly lowered. The claim has been made by tax authorities in a memo to accountancy bodies seen by the Irish Independent.
Today is National Candy Day... Now that's a sign to pick at the left-over halloween treats! You'll never believe how satisfying it is to watch the process of candy making, but fear not, attached below is 10 minutes of the incredible process.