EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.
1. #800 BABIES: The Minister for Justice has confirmed that she has ordered a report from gardaí to establish how much information it holds about the ‘Tuam babies’ revelations.
2. #HIQA: A review of the emergency department at Limerick Hospital has found it is “not fit for purpose“. A HIQA report states that it poses a number of risks to patient safety.
3. #RUNAWAY COSTS: Irish Rail has said it will engage in talks with unions in an attempt to end a dispute over pay cuts. However, these costs-saving measures will be introduced next week if agreement is not reached.
4. #OPERATION NEPTUNE: Commemorations are under way in Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Obama and Putin had an ‘informal conversation’ while waiting to head into a lunch for world leaders.
5. #LIQUIDATION: Winding-up IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, has cost the state €112 million so far, a new report has revealed. The majority of the fees will go to the KPMG special liquidation team.