EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.
1.#WATER: The spending of €50 million by Irish Water on consultancy fees was today branded ‘a national scandal’ by Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley. Gerald Nash of Labour called the sum “breath-taking” as calls were made to bring the heads of the company before the Public Accounts Committee. The Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said that the money is “required”.
2.#KILLING: Gardaí are appealing for information after the body of a 25-year-old man was found in Tramore last night. The victim has been named as Kilkenny man Michael O’Dwyer. A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killing.
3.#PAISLEY: A BBC documentary due to air on Monday will feature former unionist leader Ian Paisley saying that he was “angered” by the events of Bloody Sunday. However, his tone was not all conciliatory: he also says that the Dublin and Monaghan bombings were down to the Irish government’s “ridiculous attitude” to the North. That notion was disputed by the North’s leaders, however.
4.#LONDON: Police in the UK have launched an investigation after the bodies of a mother and her two children were found yesterday evening. The boys were aged five and seven months. Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to deaths.
5.#BAILOUT: The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland has said that the EU-IMF bailout “did what it said on the tin”. Patrick Honohan said that the crisis will have a “lasting unfavourable legacy” and did “no more or no less” to cushion Ireland from the loss of market confidence.