EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.
1.#EDUCATION A group of IT Tallaght students staged a protest against cuts today, and intended to block Education Minister Ruairí Quinn as he tried to depart the IT. They staged a protest around the Minister’s vehicle while he attended the official launch of a new building.
2.#CRASH Investigations are underway into a light aircraft crash that killed two men near Birr in Co Offaly yesterday evening. Both Gardaí and the Department of Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) are investigating the circumstances. The victims have been named locally as Niall Doherty, the instructor, and his trainee Damien Deegan.
3.#ARREST A woman has been arrested over the death of Bertie Acheson (72), who suffered a fatal heart attack after confronting an intruder in April of this year. The PSNI said the 22-year-old woman was arrested in the Antrim area this morning.
4.#PRISON Mobile phone seizures in St Patrick’s Institution detention centre doubled in three years, new figures show. Seizures also increased in Cloverhill and Limerick prisons, but every other prison has seen a drop of at least one-third, which Justice Minister Alan Shatter said was a direct consequence of security measures introduced.
5.#VOTING TD Alan Farrell insists that the low turnout for Saturday’s referendum wasn’t caused by it being held on a Saturday – and said he still hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days.