NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
John Gilligan. (Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
- John Gilligan has been shot in Clondalkin this evening.
- Sinn Féin has seen a surge in its popularity in the latest political opinion poll.
- Minister for Justice Alan Shatter announced Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first Chief Executive to the new Charities Regulatory Authority.
- The DSPCA has hit out against an unauthorised horse fair that was held in Clondalkin today.
- The Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the Children First Bill will be published within weeks.
- Two men in Northern Ireland have been arrested after a man was found dead in Coleraine.
- Dublin City Council said that work has begun on a damaged pipe that has left thousands without water but said it should be back in operation tomorrow afternoon.
- Gardaí were called to a sit-in protest at an estate agent in Maynooth.
A Ukrainian man stands in protest in front of gunmen in unmarked uniforms as they stand guard in Balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine today. (Andrew Lubimov/AP/Press Association Images)
#UKRAINE: Russia has approved the use of the military in Ukrainian territory.
#SPAIN: The Basque group ETA announced it would put its arsenal of weapons “out of operational use” but the Spanish government is indifferent.
#VENEZUELA: At least 41 people have been injured in protests in Caracas.
- If there was a map of the Internet, which country would you call home? A “New World” made up of websites and social networks like Facebook and Google details all. [Mashable]
- Looking for some new apps? Here are five worth downloading this week.
Want to see how Irish women were depicted in the 18th Century. One cartoon from the Library of Congress depicts a rather unflattering concept of an Irish ‘peg’.