EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.
1. #GARDA DEATH: Gardaí investigating the shooting dead of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Louth on Friday night are probing the discovery of a burnt-out car in south Armagh to determine whether it is connected to the killing. The PSNI are now liaising with gardaí as it was confirmed that the father-of-two’s funeral will take place on Wednesday.
2. #ROADS: Two people have died on the roads overnight. A woman has died following a two-car collision on the M50 motorway last night while early this morning another woman died after a single car crash at Donoughmore in Cork.
3. #BRAZIL: Three days of national mourning have been declared in Brazil as the death toll from a nightclub fire in the south of the country early yesterday morning has been revised to 232 people with hundreds more injured. Authorities say that most of the victims were students who died from smoke inhalation. The first funerals are expected to take place later today.
4. #RYANAIR: As Ryanair’s third quarter results for 2012 show it made a profit of €18 million the airline has said that it has submitted “radical and unprecedented remedies” to its proposal to take a majority share in Aer Lingus. Boss Michael O’Leary said he looked forward to the offer receiving approval from EU competition authorities in early March.
5. #DEATH: The filmmaker and former senator Éamon de Buitléar has died, aged 83, RTÉ reports this morning. The wildlife filmmaker was known for promoting the Irish language and traditional music and was appointed to the Seanad by Charles Haughey in 1987.
6. #EGYPT: The Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has declared a state of emergency in three cities where there have been deadly clashes over the weekend. A curfew has been imposed for 30 days in Port Said, Suez, Ismailia between 9pm and 6am wih Morsi set to meet opposition politicians today for what’s been dubbed a “national dialogue”.
7. #ENCYCLOPAEDIAS: Two government departments are continuing to pay for near-identical online access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica because of a clause which prevents schoolchildren from accessing it through public libraries. The Department of Education has paid out more than €500,000 since 2010 so that teachers and children can access the resource.
8. #SCAM: Mobile phone users in Ireland are being targeted by a scam which tries to get you to call a premium phone line based in Slovenia. The communications regulator , ComReg, has said that it has received a number of complaints from the public and is investigating the matter.
9. #CANCELLED: The Australian radio show behind the controversial prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital last year has been taken off air. The Hot 30 programme, hosted by Michael Christian and Mel Grieg, has been off air since a nurse at the hospital took her own life in the days after she had forwarded the prank call to the Duchess’s room. The two DJs remain on leave from the 2Day FM station, the Guardian reports.
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