EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you give things you should know before you head out the door.
1. #CHILD DEATH: Gardaí are investigating the death of a young boy in Cork this morning. The eight-year-old boy was found dead at a house in Charleville at 9.30am and the case is being treated as a “tragic incident” at this time. A woman in her forties has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.
2. #NO CONFIDENCE: Health Minister James Reilly was already facing a tough week with tomorrow’s cabinet meeting but now the two main pposition parties are pledging to table motions of no confidence in the Minister when the Dáil returns later this month. It follows heavy criticism of Reilly’s handling of the €130 million of additional cuts in the HSE that were announced last week.
3. #OUTPUT: Ireland’s industrial output is on the rise according to two reports out today. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that production in the sector grew by 1.2 per cent in July compared to June – a 6.4 per cent increase year-on-year. There were similarly positive figures from something called the Purchasing Manager’s Index. This should explain more.
4. #CLARE DALY: The Dublin North TD Clare Daly left the Socialist Party under a cloud of controversy over the weekend and the dispute may not be over as the left-wing party appears reluctant to give over €40,000 in funding from the State she claims she should be entitled to now she is forging her own path as a self-proclaimed United Left Alliance TD. We’ve been exploring the potential dispute and what it could mean for both the Socialists and Daly.
5. #MAPLE SYRUP: When $30 million worth of maple syrup is stolen it’s a pretty big deal and authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec are trying to figure out just who is behind the sticky heist carried out last week when some 4,500 tonnes of syrup was taken from a warehouse. But could the theft even have an effect on the Canadian economy?