EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.
1. #BAILOUT EXTENSION: Finance ministers from throughout the Eurozone have agreed in principal to extend the deadline for Ireland’s repayment of its bailout loans. Both the Irish and Portuguese governments are looking to extend the repayment of the outstanding loans by an average of 15 years.
2. #NEGLECT: The couple who were found guilty of the unlawful killing by neglect of Evelyn Joel, 59, have been given suspended sentences. The Irish Examiner is reporting that Evelyn’s daughter Eleanor, 39, and her partner Jonathan Costen, 41, were given 240 hours of community service at Wexford Criminal Court yesterday.
3. #NICOLA FURLONG: The trial of Richard Hinds, the 19-year-old American who is accused of the murder of Nicola Furlong, 21, is continuing in Japan today. Hinds has told the court that he did not believe that he was the cause of her death. Her family have said that they are happy with how the trial is progressing.
4. #JOBSWATCH: 150 jobs are to be created in Cork, with the news that global network security firm FireEye is to establish a base in the city. Recruitment is due to commence immediately.
5. #ARMED ROBBERY: It has emerged that last night’s shooting incident in Clonee was a targeted robbery attempt. The incident happened after a man placed an ad online in his attempt to sell an item. When the people who had expressed an interest in buying the item arrived at the house, they were armed and fired a number of shots.
6. #SCHOOL FEES: An analysis of Ireland’s 55 private second-level schools has shown that they have more than €81 million in additional income between them each year. The top nine schools have, on average, an annual disposable income of €2 million.
7. #ATTACK: The house of a Garda Detective was targeted late last week in an incident in which his wife was assaulted. The Irish Independent is reporting that the attack took place in Charlestown, Co Mayo, when two masked men who were armed with knives entered the house and demanded to know his whereabouts.
8. #ROAD DEATH: A man in his early 30s has been killed in a single vehicle car crash in Galway in the early hours of this morning. The crash happened just before 2.45am on the Headford to Galway Road around six miles from Galway city.
9. #GREENHOUSE GASES: Ireland is one of six countries that are behind on cutting its gas emissions as required under EU law. It is believed that up to €300 million may have to be spent by government over the next eight years in order to meet the required targets.
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