EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door.
1. #MIGRANTS: The Migrant Rights Centre has described as “devastating” the ruling of a High Court judge today that a Pakistani worker awarded €92,000 for breaches of employment law is not entitled to the money because his employment contract cannot be recognised. Muhammed Younis and his legal team are now examining a possible appeal to the Supreme Court after the court found that his illegal status meant that he was not entitled to benefit from current employment legislation in Ireland.
2. #AIRTRICITY: The Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed that it is investigating the unauthorised disclosure of information about customers of Airtricity by the energy provider. The company has played down the incident this evening but would not say how many customers were affected or the nature of the data that was disclosed and who it was disclosed to.
3. #NEW JERSEY: A shooting in the US has claimed the lives of three people including the alleged gunman. The incident happened at a supermarket in the state of New Jersey early this morning after a reported confrontation with the gunman who is said to have been wearing body armour.
4. #ULSTER BANK: The details of the compensation that will be paid to customers of Ulster Bank who were affected by the technical glitch with the bank’s IT systems in June have been revealed. Around three months worth of fees and charges will be refunded and expenses will be repaid for customers who had to visit the bank during the problems which affected about 600,000 customers between 19 June and the start of August. The full details are here.
5. #US INVASION: US Marines have descended on Dublin today and no it’s not another foreign incursion by one of the most fearsome fighting forces in the world, it’s all ahead of the Emerald Isle classic American football game between Naval Academy and Notre Dame tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium. The USS Fort McHenry docked at Dublin Port last night and a few lucky people were allowed on board the ship today. Check it out.