NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
- President Michael D Higgins has signed the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill into law with mixed reaction to his decision.
- Details of the post mortems on two young brothers found dead in Mayo yesterday will not be released.
- There have been tributes paid to RTÉ broadcaster Colm Murray (above) following his death today. Here’s the station’s moving tribute.
- The death of a young man in a Waterford garda station is being investigated by the ombudsman.
- A 10-year-old boy has died after a farm accident in Co Down.
- The parents of a Dubliner killed in a Melbourne attack last year have told an Australian court of their heartbreak.
- The MacGill summer school has heard from two government backbenchers today, neither of whom seem happy with the status quo.
- Meanwhile, one new political party promises to deliver anything but the status quo.
- Following extensive flooding last week, the restoration of Letterkenny Hospital could take months.
- Fine Gael is ramping up its campaign to abolish the Seanad, claiming it could save €20 million a year.
- Swimmers in Clare are being warned not swim with Dusty the Dolphin.
- Disney is among the companies planning to turn Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl books into films.
Pic: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
#WIKILEAKS: US Army private Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding and abetting the enemy but guilty of other charges meaning he likely faces life in prison.
#SPAIN: The driver of the train which derailed, killing 79 people, last week was on the phone at the time of the accident it has emerged.
#NORWAY: Mass-killer Anders Behring Breivik has applied to study political science at the University of Oslo.
- Vice magazine reporter Tim Pool used Google Glass to cover the recent protests in Istanbul. Here’s how he got on. [The Guardian]
- This fantastic infographic from Eamonn Bell shows us how TDs in Ireland tweet.