Ever Color X-Ray Scan Reveals Everything Inside Human Body
Nevada ranks as 9th worst state to retire
Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' program
Mycoplasma genitalium (MG): what it is and why doctors are anxious
Health Canada recalls some drugs containing valsartan due to potential carcinogen
The key points from today's budget and how it will affect you
10 October 2017, 07:02 | Melissa Porter
Paschal Donohoe the finance minister was in budget negotiations with his Fianna Fáil counterparts yesterday Clodagh Kilcoyne Reuters
By increasing the relatively low threshold at which people hit the higher rate of income tax and trimming the amount they actually pay, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said an average family would be a "modest" 500 to 600 euros better off a year.
One of the first major announcements from Mr Donohoe confirmed plans for the so-called "rainy day" fund to protect against future economic downturns.
Efforts to tackle the homeless crisis could see developers offered cheap loans and a new housing agency set up to take over NAMA owned lands.
HAPS scheme getting additional € 149 million to support an additional 17,000 households in 2018.
A new entity, Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), will be created with €750 million from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund being allocated for commercial investment in housing through this.
But Donohoe focussed much of his speech on housing as the government scrambles to boost a chronic under-supply across the country, including a significant increase in a planned levy on vacant sites that owners fail to build on.
The Minister wants an increase in the Value-Added Tax rate for sunbeds, as a health protection measure.
Funding has also been announced for an extra 1,800 frontline staff.
However Donohoe also announced a €200 increase in the Earned Income Credit which will benefit 147,000 self-employed people in Ireland.
Fake Adblock Plus add-on spotted in Google Chrome
SwiftOnSecurity - an anonymous cybersecurity personality - was the first to spot the fake Chrome extension. He said the quality ad-blocking third parties should not have a problem with Google's own ad blocker.
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Twitter erupts with support for employees
Through powerful words and actions, we can shift the social and systemic barriers for those living with mental health conditions. Onfido told Business Insider it had 87 employees attending Sanctus mental health sessions, more than half its total staff count.
Microsoft officially announces Windows Phone is dead
Along with too few vendors supporting Windows Mobile, Microsoft also made some financial and technology missteps along the way. Citing the lack of app support and poor market share, Microsoft has finally chose to kill support for Windows 10 Mobile .
Sensex up in Opening Trade, Nifty Above 10000
Sectoral indices took strength from consumer durables, FMCG, healthcare and auto stocks, trading higher by up to 2.12 per cent. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading at 101.88 points, or 0.32 per cent higher, during the afternoon session.
Sydney Nurse Dies of Pneumonia On Honeymoon Fiji
Davis says they also believe it is important to respect her family's privacy at what must be a hard and distressing time. She was taken to Lautoka Hospital , north of Nadi, where a short time later she was told she had contracted typhoid.