Here are the main headlines of the evening from Independent.ie.

Revealed: new salaries of top civil servants whose pay hikes beat inflation

Now senior hospital consultants’ pay will jump by 10pc or €22,972 to €252,150 a year, while the salary of the chief justice will increase by 8.9pc from €271,648 to €295,916, a €24,268 hike.

€1.5m for boy after rare pregnancy complication allegedly not diagnosed at mum’s ultrasound

A nine-year old boy who sued claiming a rare pregnancy complication was allegedly not diagnosed when his mother had an ultrasound scan in hospita l has settled a High Court action with a €1.5m interim payout.

Angry scenes in Dáil as minister accuses TD of wanting to put cap on number of Ukrainian refugees

South Dublin woman whose child died after she ingested methadone is acquitted of wilful neglect

A woman whose two-year-old daughter died six years ago after ingesting methadone has been acquitted of wilfully neglecting the child.

Doctor says he didn’t know age of patient (16) when he asked her out for coffee, court hears

A doctor is seeking a High Court injunction preventing the HSE from re-commencing an internal probe into a complaint that he telephoned and asked a 16-year-old female patient “out for coffee”.

US politicians warn UK Government it is undermining Good Friday Agreement

A group of 40 US politicians have issued a stark warning to the UK Government over the proposed Legacy and Reconciliation Bill, saying it “violates” the Good Friday Agreement, international law, and “undermines” the Northern Ireland peace process.

Terrifying clip shows home set ablaze in violent feud in Clare

‘You could charter a helicopter for less’ – tourist quoted €51,350 for nine-day Irish car hire

As demand has risen for rentals in recent months, fewer old cars are available and fewer new cars can be delivered due to ongoing pandemic restrictions.

Man who claimed he was thrown backwards out of a bus by the driver loses €60,000 damages claim

Judge James O’Donohue said in the Circuit Civil Court today that Pawel Szewczyk had made a nuisance of himself over fares and must have stumbled and fallen out of the bus while disputing a fare with driver Sergiu Rui.

Sister of Josh Dunne says trolls have been targeting her online

Josh’s sister Jade told Pat Kenny on Newstalk that she has been subjected to abuse and racist comments regarding the death of her brother.

Farmer accused of stealing waste flour theft wins €13,400 in compensation for unfair dismissal

A Co Cavan farmer who was sacked by Pat the Baker after being accused of stealing waste flour has been awarded €13,400 for unfair dismissal.

Man walks length of Ireland to raise money for cancer charity

Having started at Mizen Head, Co Cork, on the June 13, Stewart Barbour is averaging an impressive 43 kilometres a day and hopes to arrive at Malin Head, Co Donegal, on June 29 – “or thereabouts, but definitely before Christmas,” he jokes.

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