Here are the leading tales on Independent.ie this early morning.

International property dream turned bitter for ‘the psychic swindler’

Tom Colton was a 24-yr-old accountant and his girlfriend Linda Barden a 23-yr-aged banker when the Globally Property Show expo was held at the Burlington Lodge in Dublin in 1999.

Warmest summertime on record, history rainfall… Europe faced climate chaos last 12 months amid weather conditions shocks

Ireland’s winds have been surprisingly serene final yr as Europe expert a 12 months of climate shocks and worrying weather traits.

Putin’s gymnast ‘lover’ observed in community for initial time due to the fact ahead of war

Vladimir Putin’s alleged mistress has resurfaced in Moscow after speculation she experienced been lying reduced in Switzerland.

‘It’s the every day issues that we’ll miss out on most, like your wonderful smile, you were being a shining light. We’ll always enjoy you’ – father’s tribute to Kate

United in sorrow, shock and disbelief, a compact Galway community certain in solidarity with a younger female and her bereft spouse and children arrived together to say a final goodbye yesterday.

Place rising from existing Covid wave with tumble in conditions but hotspots continue to be

Waterford, Carlow, Kerry, Galway, Westmeath and Limerick experienced the greatest incidence of Covid-19 past 7 days, new figures have unveiled.

First mica lawsuit as requirements overall body, quarry and council sued

The initial in what is predicted to be a series of lawful scenarios associated to the mica scandal has been initiated in the Superior Court docket.

Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator up and jogging right after a few-calendar year shutdown

The world’s most effective particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – has sprung again to lifetime following a 3-yr shutdown.

Le grand tête-à-tête: Emmanuel Macron and Maritime Le Pen on closing stretch in French presidential race

Emmanuel Macron yesterday warned of a French future of “hatred” and economic spoil if rival Maritime Le Pen clinches tomorrow’s presidential run-off.

‘Coming to Eire was a miracle but I want to give back to my close friends and family in Ukraine’

A Ukrainian female explained fleeing to Eire with her three daughters was “a miracle” and now she needs to give again to her friends and household continue to in the war-torn country.

Central Lender warns finance corporations about advertising dangerous elaborate items

Fiscal corporations are putting purchaser revenue at hazard by investing it in overly complex solutions their customers do not thoroughly recognize, the Central Bank has warned.