NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Storm Henry’s 130 km/h winds played havoc across the country.
- The winner of last Friday’s bumper €66 million EuroMillions jackpot has made contact with National Lottery representatives.
- The government is to set up a commission of inquiry in the HSE foster home abuse case.
- An Irish woman has died in South Africa after a yacht ran aground on the Western Cape.
- Train traffic in and out of Dublin’s Heuston Station was brought to a halt after a male teenager was hit by a train in Co Kildare.
- A man has died and two gardaí were injured in a road accident outside Galway.
- State funding could soon cover the cost of fertility treatments.
- New bin charges will see individual bags banned.
- A Renua TD has broken the election poster embargo by erecting signs in north Dublin.
- A body was recovered in the search for a missing man off the Kerry coast.
- Rainbow clouds – a beautiful (and rare) – weather phenomenon brightened up the Irish skies this morning.
- Several houses were evacuated in Galway after a viable explosive device was found.
- A woman was seriously injured in an early morning workplace accident in Sligo.
- Joan Burton insisted she is Alan Kelly’s boss after all.
- The couple at the centre of last year’s ‘gay cake’ row say ‘they don’t hate anyone’.
#SYRIA: An Islamic State triple bomb has killed 71 people in the embattled state.
#SWITZERLAND: The chef from the ‘world’s best restaurant’ was found dead at his home.
#NORWAY: Police in the Scandinavian country are to disarm after the force’s directorate ruled there are ‘no grounds’ for them to carry guns.
#ZIKA: The World Health Organisation has declared the mosquito-transferred virus outbreak an international emergency.
#CANADA: A renowned DJ has gone on trial for the sexual assault and choking of three women.
- Google Chrome is going to be getting a makeover…
- Proof that there are no lazy depths that technological innovation won’t plumb, the Japanese have come up with a wearable chair. We want one. [Geek]
On a day in which Irish people of a certain age experienced a nostalgic jump back to childhood with the news that Findus Crispy Pancakes are not long for this world, have a listen to one of cinema’s most legendary names struggling with an ad for various frozen foods.
Orson Welles, the man behind celluloid triumphs Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil, wasn’t averse to, well, lowering his standards in later years (his last role was that of Galvatron in Transformers the Movie after all).
But there’s still something a little tragic about him struggling with the grammatical inferiority of ad copy for frozen cod: