NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
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- Dublin Bus has no contingency plan if its drivers go on strike this weekend as is likely.
- Sanjeev Chada has been charged in connection with the murder of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada.
- Student nurses and midwives will be paid €2 less than the minimum wage this year.
- Barnardos has highlighted the growing cost of sending children to school.
- RTÉ broadcaster Colm Murray (above) has been laid to rest in Dublin today with plenty of familiar faces in attendance.
- Eight-out-of-ten households in Ireland have reduced spending because of the economic downturn.
- Survivors of symphysiotomy are not happy with Health Minister James Reily after meeting him today.
- A woman has been arrested at Shannon Airport for unruly behaviour on board a flight that had to be diverted.
- A Fianna Fáil candidate is in hot water over comments about Chinese people fishing in a local lake.
- Over 20 students on the country’s only audiology course have been left in limbo after their college cancelled it.
- Here’s a new way to park on the streets of Dublin without paying for parking or getting clamped.
- A councillor wants to ban the sale of silly string. No, really.
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#URUGUAY: The Latin American country is a step closer to legalising marijuana.
#ZIMBABWE: Counting is underway in the Zimbabwean elections with allegations of vote fraud rife.
- The Irish government asked Twitter for information about some users’ accounts details but it was the US which recorded the most requests to the microblogging site.
- Though Google’s Android has overtaken iOS for app downloads, it is the Apple platform which is still more lucrative for developers, a new report says. [The Guardian]