NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
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- The funeral of Eoghan and Ruairi Chada has taken place in Carlow today as a community united in grief.
- Exchequer returns show a surplus in July thanks to the sale of Irish Life.
- The SUSI student grant system has extended the closing date for grant applications following high demand and technical problems.
- Staff at Clery’s in Dublin have been told it could be months before the store reopens.
- It looks like Dublin Bus services will be affected by strike action this weekend.
- Over 100 jobs have been lost after a food production firm closed in Tippperary today.
- Two banks reported half-year results today: Bank of Ireland lost over €500m and Ulster Bank lost €387m.
- A man has been arrested after another man was found critically injured on a road in south Dublin last night.
- A man is in custody over the fatal shooting of Michael Kelly last month.
- The government could make motorways toll free for heavy goods vehicles in November to clear up rural roads.
- The property tax will be taken from the salaries of 50,000 people who haven’t paid.
- Ralph the sniffer dog helped seize over €1.5 million of heroin at Rosslare port today
- Masked burglars targeted the homes of two elderly women in Wexford last night.
- A Belfast councillor has been arrested over comments she made about Sinn Féin on Facebook.
- Dublin’s new free parking laws didn’t stop this GoCar being clamped today.
Pic: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
#TRAVEL ALERT: The State Department in Washington has issued a worldwide travel alert for all US citizens amid concerns about a threat from Al Qaeda.
#CHILD DEATH: A Polish mother and her partner have been jailed for 30 years after they systematically starved and beat their four-year-old son to death.
- The FBI is now reportedly able to hack into microphones on Google Android phones and on laptops owned by suspects it is investigating [Wall Street Journal]
- Google and its new smartphone subsidiary Motorola have released the Moto X, a good device but it may not sell very well says one analyst. [Business Insider]
The birth registration of the Prince George of Cambridge has been released. We had a little chuckle at the occupations of parents, William and Kate:
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