NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Three weather warnings have been issued as Storm Gertrude gets ready to hit Irish shores.
- A body has been recovered from a slurry pit in the Whitechurch area of Co Cork.
- Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has apologised to a family over the death of their baby. [RTÉ]
- Irish people have been warned to be careful when travelling in order to avoid contracting the Zika virus.
- TD Catherine Murphy claims that Phil Hogan met with Irish Water’s parent company before they were awarded a ‘lucrative contract’.
- Alan Shatter says that some gardaí use the Pulse system as a “social network for gossip”.
- Dean Strang, lawyer for Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery, defended Ray D’Arcy over his interview last Saturday.
- A shop worker has been injured after a robbery at knife-point in Glasnevin, Dublin.
- Supermac’s has been dealt a blow in its fight against McDonald’s.
- Alan Kelly canvassed ‘amongst ladies’ while the Dáil debated homelessness.
- A rural health centre in Co Tipperary has been operating without a GP for the past week.
- One of the country’s most vociferous political voices, Labour’s Pat Rabbitte, has bowed out of the Dáil in typical style.
- A cancelled Donegal flight left a cancer patient stranded.
#EURODISNEY: A man has been arrested at the popular resort while carrying two guns and a copy of the Koran.
#PARIS: Staff at Charles de Gaulle airport found fake bombs in a plane’s cargo that had been ordered by an American embassy.
#SWEDEN: The Scandinavian country is set to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers.
#TRUMP: The step-sister of Anne Frank has compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
#AUSTRALIA: An Australian teenager discussed putting explosives on a kangaroo, painting an Islamic State symbol on it, and setting it loose on police.
- Java, one of the most prevalent of all internet plugins, is set to bite the dust…
- Tired of slipping on the pavement when it’s frosty out? Here’s the answer to your prayers – electrified concrete [Geek]
“What is this?” you might ask. “A teddy bear made to look like Adolf Hitler?”
Indeed, that’s exactly what it is. It’s the Norwegian Heart and Lung Association’s slightly left-field way of drawing attention to the dangers that unwashed cuddly toys pose to asthma and allergy-sufferers.
Because of the accumulated dust you see. Possibly a tiny bit extreme guys.
You can see more from the association’s social media campaign on its Facebook page.