EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.
1. #BIG PHILLY STYLE: Environment Minister Phil Hogan has defended the handling of the Irish Water controversy as he faces calls to resign over the State utility company’s €86 million spend on consultants, contractors and legal services.
2. #MISCONDUCT: The Medical Council has begun an inquiry into a doctor over how he treated a 20-year-old woman from Dublin who died of pneumonia the day after he saw her in June 2007, RTÉ reports.
3. #NEW LOOK: It began as the Inter many years ago, but the Junior Cert has now been given a new name: The Junior Cycle Student Award. The all-changed second-level programme is being phased in from this September.
4. #PANTI: RTÉ has removed part of The Saturday Night Show from the RTÉ Player over legal concerns regarding an interview with Rory O’Neill, also known as Panti, who criticised homophobia in parts of the Irish media.
5. #BILL IN BELFAST: Former US president Bill Clinton is set to visit Northern Ireland in March to open a new department at Queen’s University which bears his name.