NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
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- Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk, but it’s not about the money, and these people don’t care.
- The father of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada is being questioned over their deaths this week.
- In a previously unpublished chapter, the Mahon Tribunal has reported that Frank Dunlop made corrupt payments to several councillors.
- A man has been jailed for 20 years for his role in the manslaughter of teenager Melanie McCarthy-McNamara last year. [RTÉ]
- Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has been hospitalised.
- A woman has taken a case to the High Court over the HSE’s refusal to facilitate her home birth.
- The numbers on the Live Register fell by over 3,000 in July.
- James Reilly hopes to put consultants’ waiting lists, and morbidity and mortality rates online
- Nearly 170 gardaí were found to be in breach of discipline last year.
- Over 40,000 homeowners in arrears could have their properties repossessed.
- In an unusual and perhaps welcome twist an Irish recruitment firm is off to Australia to entice emigrants to come home.
- A judge has deferred verdict in the sentencing of Wicklow County Council over the death of two firemen six years ago.
- More flash flooding is likely over the next 24 hours.
Pic: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
#ZIMBABWE: High turnout is being reported as Zimbabweans go to the polls in a hotly contested election between president Robert Mugabe (above) and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
#SURVEILLANCE: New disclosures about the US’ vast surveillance programmes have revealed how the NSA is able to track online activity of millions of individuals using one programme. [The Guardian]
- Over a year after its debut on the stock market, Facebook is close to hitting its original share price of €38. [Chicago Tribune]
- Google Glass isn’t even on sale to the wider public but authorities in the UK are already looking to clamp down on its use on the road. [The Stuff]
The controversy surrounding New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his sexting habits rumbles on with his campaign spokesperson using some rather nasty language to describe a former campaign intern who spilled the beans. The spokesperson thought she was off the record. She wasn’t. [Talking Points Memo]