EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.
1. #IMF: The International Monetary Fund has turned up the heat on its demands for Ireland to sort out a deal on bank debts. In its latest update on Ireland’s progress under the bailout released this afternoon, the IMF called on the Eurozone’s finance ministers to implement a previous agreement without delay to split Ireland’s banking debts from its sovereign debts.
2. #ALAN RYAN: The Lord Mayor of Dublin has become the latest person to speak out against events surrounding the funeral of Real IRA member Alan Ryan at the weekend. Naoise Ó Muirí called the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin “wholly unacceptable” and said it belonged “firmly in the past on this island”. Gardaí are continuing to investigate after a number of shots were fired into the air at the funeral on Saturday.
3. #ARRESTS: Three people – two men and one woman – have been arrested in connection with the death of two men at a house in Kinsale in Cork over the weekend. All three are being detained at Bandon Garda Station. The two men, both aged 22, were found dead in the house in Kinsale just after 6.30am yesterday morning.
3. #DATA BREACH: Meteor and eMobile have pleaded guilty to multiple breaches of data protection legislation at a Dublin court after two unencrypted laptops containing personal information of customers were stolen from Eircom headquarters. RTE.ie reports that the companies were ordered to pay a total of €30,000 to charity. It was the first time that a company had been prosecuted over the loss of personal data on an unencrypted laptop.
5. #PARALYMPICS: Ireland’s greatest ever Paralympic team is due to return home this evening after winning a record 16 medals at London 2012, including eight gold, three silver and five bronze. The homecoming at Dublin Airport at around 8.15pm this evening will be the only formal opportunity for the public to show its support for the team. If you can’t make it along, here’s 44 of the most incredible photographs from the London 2012 Paralympics.