Here are the top stories on Independent.ie this morning.
Calls for carbon tax deferral as €200 grant will be wiped out in just one bill
The €200 Government electricity credit being paid from this month will not even cover the cost of one bill, after another week of crippling price hikes.
Mystery of Putin, the cancer doctor and healing baths of antler blood
Vladimir Putin was visited by a thyroid cancer doctor 35 times at his Black Sea retreat and regularly takes steroids, according to documents revealing the Russian president’s state of health.
Russian forces are retreating amid jubilant scenes, but Zelensky says ‘fight is not over’
Led by an armoured vehicle, the column of soldiers moved down a dirt lane on foot, where a woman stepped forward with a handful of fruit.
The Charlie Bird effect: Over €1m pledged as Croagh Patrick climb fundraiser goes global
More than €1m has been raised by over 1,300 fundraisers across the globe ahead of today’s Climb With Charlie event.
Students in Westport sing for Charlie Bird before his climb of Croagh Patrick
Only 10pc know correct course of action if they have possible symptoms of Covid
A majority of people are struggling to understand the current Covid-19 public health advice, thus increasing the risk of passing on the virus, it emerged yesterday.
Property auctions: home prices rise by as much as €100,000 in last seconds
There are fears that “panic bids” made in online auctions are hiking house prices, amid calls to better regulate the process of buying a home in Ireland.
How Garda keep tabs on Russian agents working from Dublin
Irish security services have been closely monitoring the activities of Russian spies operating from its embassy in south Dublin for “several years”, with intelligence gathered being shared “when necessary” with the security agencies of friendly nations such as the US and the UK, sources have confirmed.
Judge slams son of Liam Gallagher and Ringo’s grandson after Tesco brawl
A judge has branded the son of Oasis star Liam Gallagher and grandson of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as “entitled” over a late-night brawl at a London Tesco Express.
Taoiseach ‘heartened’ by cross-community condemnation of last week’s security alert