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Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath said the Government must do more on the housing crisis. Photo: Frank McGrath

Here are the top stories on today.
Developers have snubbed a scheme offering up to €144,000 per apartment which had aimed to build thousands of new homes around the country.
The sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products to under-18s is set to be banned, the Irish Independent can reveal.
A community is in shock after a talented and athletic 13-year-old boy died after falling from a tree. The funeral of Daniel Butler will take place in Carlow on Wednesday.
Global supply chain issues could cause problems , including the latest Covid-19 lockdowns in China and a worldwide shortage of computer processor chips.
TV presenter Anna Daly spent 12 years getting up at ungodly hours to anchor early-morning shows on Virgin Media, before suddenly announcing she was leaving the station in August 2021.
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A campaigner for survivors of clerical abuse at Spiritan schools has called for an independent inquiry to determine the scale of mistreatment suffered by pupils in the 10 schools run by the religious order.
An election to fill an internal party vacancy will soon provide a test of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil.
A referendum on Ceta, the EU’s trade deal with Canada, would be “worthwhile”, a Green Party TD has said. Neasa Hourigan, who is currently without the whip, suggested it “could be added” to a slate of consultations with the people, noting that a referendum is due on the Constitution’s reference to a woman’s role in the home.

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More than 6,000 HSE staff are absent from work at any time as hospital surgery waiting lists rise again.
Smartphone technology could be used to detect dementia, according to an Irish expert who has urged health authorities to adopt new tests and technology to spot the condition.

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