NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Four weather warnings have been issued as heavy rain and wind are set to batter coastal counties.
- Gardaí renewed their public appeal for information in the murder investigation of Kenneth O’Brien.
- The new Facebook data centre in Co Meath was given its big reveal.
- A dog has been left blind and fighting for its life after being shot with a pellet gun.
- The judge sentencing a man who raped a woman with Down Syndrome said that “he can enter a bond and clear off”.
- A businessman has paid €1 million for a photo of an Irish potato.
- The public have been told to delete immediately an email purportedly from Irish Water requesting their details should they receive it.
- A married man has been jailed for 18 months for intimidating a sex worker into dropping charges against him.
- Almost 90 complaints were made about the Late Late Show’s ‘lamb carousel’.
- Three Limerick teenagers were mugged as they walked to school.
- A Fine Gael councillor’s posters have been defaced with swastikas.
#ISLAMIC STATE: The head of Europol says that Isis is planning for large-scale attacks in Europe.
#ANTARCTIC: A British explorer has died trying to recreate Shackleton’s Antarctic crossing.
#VIDEO: Isis have released a graphic video of the perpetrators of last November’s terror attacks in Paris.
#CANADA: A teenage boy has been charged with killing four people in last Friday’s shooting at the La Loche Community School in the west of the country.
- Here’s the reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland. [TheJournal.ie]
- Twitter really isn’t messing around with its restructuring plans. [TheJournal.ie]
If you’ve ever wondered what White House security does to ensure that the technology contained therein isn’t compromised, the New York Times shine an insight into the measures taken in this piece.
It seems that the President has a Fitbit, but it’s had its GPS sensors removed.
Oh well, can’t have everything.