Today’s headlines: Dublin Airport queues cut in early June; Conor McGregor criticized by Ukrainian President Zelensky

These are this morning’s top news stories on Independent.ie

Queues at Dublin airport will be ‘less than 30 minutes’ in early June but you can expect parking problems all summer long

Dublin Airport promises passengers will be through security in 30 minutes or less from early June. Airport chiefs have faced a barrage of criticism since the lifting of restrictions and ramping up of flight schedules in March. Critics cite long queues, poor service, limited parking and a lack of taxis.

Simon Coveney blames passport delays on applicants taking ‘months’ to submit documentation

Secretary of State Simon Coveney has again blamed passport applicants amid ongoing delays, claiming it takes them “months” to submit the necessary documents.

Conor McGregor criticized by Ukrainian President Zelensky over photo with Vladimir Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a traveling Irish delegation that he was once a fan of Conor McGregor, but said he changed his mind because of the Dublin man posing with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Academic role was created in the university for the second former secretary general

An academic position has been created for a second former Secretary General, seconded to a government service, who will continue to receive his salary of €215,998, it has been confirmed.

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Son of Olympic legend ‘collateral damage’ in hotel group feud involving a magnate and a king

A self-made tycoon, the son of a sports legend, a king, a former prime minister, a high-stakes business struggle and some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious hotels. It’s a cast of characters and background that wouldn’t look out of place in a Sky Atlantic miniseries, except the drama is very real and at least some of it is now set in the High Court in Dublin.

Trinity Refuses To Release Emails Related To Tony Holohan’s Position

Trinity College Dublin refuses to release internal emails regarding the proposed appointment of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan as professor of public health strategy and leadership.

Long-range weapons ‘vital’ to Ukraine as Russia makes ‘tangible progress’ in Donbas, says Johnson

Advanced long-range weapons should be sent to Ukraine as Russia makes gains in the eastern Donbas region, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday.

Former Irish bobsleigh star helps Ukraine’s information war

A member of Ireland’s first bobsleigh team to qualify for the Winter Olympics has become an unlikely protagonist in the information war over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Latest warnings for 10,000 companies as the IRS trades in tax surcharge

At least 10,000 businesses risk being kicked out of the IRS’ debt settlement if they don’t file their late tax returns within days.

Parents of wheelchair user protest after construction workers turn path to local bus stop into ‘impossible’ stairs

The family of a young wheelchair user has expressed anger after changes to public priority made his 80-meter journey to the bus stop a near-impossible 1-kilometer journey.

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