EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed just as you’re heading for the door…
1. #JUDICIARY: The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said that judges in Ireland need guidelines when sentencing for sexual assault convictions following another case in which the guilty party was ordered to pay the victim compensation and given a partly-suspended sentence.
2. #MISSING: Police in Wales have been given an extra 36 hours to question a 46-year-old man in relation to the disappearance of Irish woman Catherine Gowing. Detectives have also confirmed a sighting of the missing 37-year-old at an Asda shop on Friday night.
3. #ABORTION: Between 200 and 300 pro-life campaigners protested against the opening of Northern Ireland’s first private abortion clinic in Belfast this morning.
4. #CENSUS 2011: The CSO has released more detailed data garnered from the 2011 Census, revealing that while the percentage of Catholics in Ireland is at its lowest ever, the actual number is at a record high. In separate research, the stats house said unemployment in the Irish traveller community increased to 84.3 per cent last year.
5. #RIO 2016: Katie Taylor wants to add Double Olympic Champion to her impressive list of accolades, confirming this morning that she will remain an amateur boxer and defend her title in Rio in 2016.