EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.
1. #JILL MEAGHER The man accused of murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher has denied the charge. Adrian Ernest Bayley (41) also pleaded not guilty to two of the three rape charges that he is facing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today. He pleaded guilty to one charge of rape.
2. #CONCLAVE The cardinals have moved into the Vatican today to begin the process of selecting the next Roman Catholic pope. The 115 cardinal electors will take part in the process in the Sistine Chapel, completely cut off from the outside world.
3. #MENTAL HEALTH The Mental Health Commission has called for a re-examination of the way in which the HSE dealt with John Butler, who took his life and those of his two daughters. His wife, and mother of his daughters, Una Butler, will be involved in the process. Una met with the inspector of mental health services and the chief executive of the Mental Health Commission last month.
4. #NICOLA FURLONG The family of murdered Irish woman Nicola Furlong have given their victim impact statements in court in Japan today. Her sister Andrea spoke of her “hatred for the accused”, American Richard Hinds. Reports say that two of the jurors and one judge cried during the statements.
5. #FACEBOOK Colaiste Chiaráin in Croom, Co Limerick has suspended 28 students after they liked a Facebook update that contained explicit comments about a teacher’s personal life. The school principal referred to it as a “highly sensitive matter” and said that the content was in breach of its acceptable usage and anti-bullying policies.