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British prime minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Liam McBurney

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Liam McBurney

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Liam McBurney

Here are the top stories of morning from Independent.ie.

€1,000 a month lifeline to keep local post offices open

The Government is preparing to pay postmasters a sweetener of up to €1,000 a month in an attempt to keep post offices open.

Irish cancer patients less likely to given 'fresh hope' as we lag behind other countries in clinical trials

Irish patients are less likely to be given the fresh hope offered by taking part in a clinical trial testing new treatments for illnesses such as cancer than those in other similar countries.

Another 200 PTSB customers denied tracker mortgages

Permanent TSB has conceded that another 200 mortgage customers were wrongly denied good-value trackers.


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New hope for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s after breakthrough by Irish scientist

A new class of anti-Alzheimer’s drugs capable of stopping or even reversing the devastating form of dementia are possible thanks to breakthrough research by a UCD-based scientist.

Revealed: The councils that issued no dog fouling fines in five years

Some councils have issued no fines for dog fouling at all, an Irish Independent survey has found.

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Half of Proclamation ripped from printers by British troops sells at auction for €15,000

The half-Proclamation, sold at Whyte’s, is regarded as more scarce than the 1,000 copies of the full announcement of Irish independence that were distributed and pasted up in Easter Week.

Shocking aftermath of 'Mr Flashy' gang attack on James Whelan mother's house

Images show how close murdered Finglas gangster James Whelan's innocent mum came to death - when thugs, aligned with 'Mr Flashy', fire-bombed her home.

Delayed Partygate report out this week could sink Johnson

A highly anticipated report into the British government’s Partygate coronavirus lockdown scandal that could determine Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political fortunes is set to be published this week, after months of delay.

Ukraine rejects ceasefire and refuses to concede any territory

Ukraine has ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the country’s east and south, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv regions with air strikes and artillery fire.


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