Today’s news headlines: Airbnb to block landlords who violate rental laws; Motorcyclist (22) killed in Meath road race died ‘doing what he loved’

Here are the main news articles of the morning.

Airbnb will block landlords who violate rental laws

The move comes as figures for Ireland continue to show far more homes available for short-term rentals on Airbnb than through rental agencies. However, the company said it was not responsible for the country’s housing crisis. Read the full interview with Airbnb’s Managing Director for Northern Europe, Amanda Cupples HERE.

Talk of a border ballot is both hasty and unrealistic, Sinn Féin warns former minister Charlie Flanagan

Mr Flanagan insisted there was little evidence that the people of Northern Ireland would vote for a united Ireland and that there were doubts whether a majority of the people of the Republic would approve the concept currently.

Motorcyclist killed in road race in Meath died ‘doing what he loved’

A 22-year-old biker who lost his life while taking part in a road race died “doing what he loved”, his grieving brother has said. Tributes were paid to Jack Oliver of Limavady, Co Derry, who died in an incident at the Kells Road Races in Co Meath yesterday.

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€1.1 million to install fixed telephones in inmate cells

The purchase and installation of the equipment has cost a total of €1,131,688 to date, and there are plans to provide ‘cell telephony’ to prisoners in Cork, Portlaoise, Wheatfield and the Dóchas Center in by the end of this year.

More than half of young women depressed during the pandemic

According to a new study, more than half of women in their early twenties were depressed due to the pandemic which significantly disrupted their lives.

Watchdog: voters should be informed about the data parties hold on them

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) carried out an audit of every political party last year, an investigation which was prompted by an independent Irish investigation into Sinn Féin’s secret Abú database. The password-protected website contained the names, addresses and perceived voting intentions of millions of voters.

Cost of living crisis: Income supports unlikely to come before budget – Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Measures to help people cope with the skyrocketing cost of living will not be taken until the October Budget, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.

Unseasonal heatwave scorches Spain and Germany as wildfires rage

The worst damage in Spain occurred in the northwest province of Zamora, where more than 25,000 hectares were consumed. German officials said residents of three villages near Berlin were ordered to leave their homes due to an approaching wildfire yesterday.

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