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Dara Calleary appointed Minister of State to replace Robert Troy

Mayo TD Dara Calleary has been appointed to fill the Minister of State position left vacant by Robert Troy following his resignation last week.

Mr Troy, who had been the junior minister with responsibility for trade promotion, stood down following revelations that he failed to declare details of his property interests to the Dáil's register of members' interests.

On August 18th, the Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath apologised for his "errors and omissions", adding that he fully accepted the seriousness of his mistake.

Gardaí warn of 30% increase in accommodation fraud ahead of college return

Gardaí are urging students and parents to be particularly vigilant ahead of the upcoming academic year, warning that there has been a 30 per cent increase in accommodation frauds this year compared to 2019.

The figures, which do not include 2020 and 2021 due to the disrupting of the Covid-19 pandemic, found €291,452 was stolen between February-July 2022 compared to €250,000 during the same period of 2019.

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There was also over a 50 per cent increase in victims under the age of 25 this year.

Taoiseach among world leaders to pay tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson are among those who have paid tribute to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Mr Gorbachev’s death at the age of 91 has inspired an outpouring of tributes from leaders around the world.

Many made reference to the timing of his death during the worst period of relations between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

In a statement issued on Tuesday night, Mr Martin said he was "deeply saddened" to hear of Mr Gorbachev's death, describing him as "one of the most significant political figures of the late 20th Century".

Irish inflation at 8.9% as euro zone price rises hit another record high

Euro zone inflation rose to another record high this month, beating expectations and solidifying the case for further big European Central Bank rate hikes even before prices peak near the turn of the year.

Consumer price growth in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency rose to 9.1 per cent in August from 8.9 per cent a month earlier, ahead of expectations for 9 per cent and staying well clear of the ECB's 2 per cent target, data from Eurostat, the EU's statistics agency, showed on Wednesday.

Ireland’s estimated annual inflation hit 8.9 per cent in August, down slightly from 9.6 per cent in July.

Man injured in Limerick shooting incident

Gardaí in Limerick are appealing information after a man sustained injuries in an apparent gun attack in John Carew Park on Tuesday night.

The injured man, aged in his 20s, sustained a number of pellet wounds during the incident and was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

 

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