Updated at 11.16pm
NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter apologised today. (PA Image)
- Alan Shatter said he didn’t know about the garda recordings until yesterday.
- He also apologised to garda whistleblowers. Confused? Here’s a roundup of the GardaGate controversy from today and what we learned.
- David Mahon appeared in court charged with the murder of his stepson.
- Teachers voted for strike action against changes to the Junior Cert.
- A well-known criminal staggered into a garda station tonight after being shot.
- RTÉ bosses said that fighting Pantigate action would have been ‘foolhardy’.
- Have a neck tattoo? Then you can’t be in the Defence Forces.
- The President of Ireland is going to Windsor and Westminster and he’s well able to work an ATM.
A NASA satellite captured a photo from space of the Washington mudslide. (Pic: NASA)
#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: A French satellite spotted 122 new objects in the Indian Ocean.
#TURKEY: The ban on Twitter was lifted.
#UK: Max Clifford’s penis was measured during a sexual assault trial.
#CHICAGO: The driver of a Chicago commuter train that crashed yesterday admitted she “dozed off”.
- Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have made a robot that can play Scrabble and trash talk opponents. [Techcrunch]
- Watch this woman get a 3D-printed skull put on her brain like a cap. [CNET]
Think the weather in Ireland is bad? Check out Oymyakon, Russia where average temperatures are -50 degrees Celsius. [Weather.com]
First posted at 9.11pm