NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
CAB officers leave the Ballsbridge home of developer Tom McFeely. McFeely was declared bankrupt last year, but €200,000 in cash is reported to have been found in the house since last week. (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
- Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau searched the home of Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely.
- A Peruvian prosecutor rejected the guilty pleas of Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid.
- Gardaí posted CCTV footage of missing Dublin woman Margaret “Peggy” Mangan on Facebook.
- Computer giant Dell announced 300 jobs would be created as they planned to open a bank.
- Interpol issued an arrest notice for Co Down woman Samantha Lewthwaithe, who was suspected of having involvement in the Westgate Mall attack.
- The Standards in Public Office Commission said it was dropping an investigation into Michael Lowry’s business dealings in England.
- House price increases in Dublin reached a 10.6 per cent year on year rise, nearly 8 per cent more than the rest of the country.
- A European court ruled that an Irish mother whose baby was born through a surrogate was not entitled to paid maternity leave.
- The chief executive of NAMA said that the agency expects to hire 220 staff to deal with loans from IBRC’s liquidation.
- The Government announced it, and all State agencies, will stop using cheques from next September.
The coffin of April Jones inside St Peter’s Church, Machynlleth, during her funeral service. (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)
#FUNERAL The funeral of murdered Welsh five-year-old April Jones took place today, over a year after she was killed. The ceremony took place in April’s home town of Macynlleth, with hundreds of locals decked out in pink in her honour.
#WAR CRIMES The 50-year jail term imposed against Liberian warlord Charles Taylor was upheld by a UN-backed special court. Survivors and victims of his regime celebrated the decision.
#TALKS The Iranian foreign minister prepared to meet the five permanent members of the UN Security Council for talks on his country’s nuclear plans. Hasan Rouhani will meet delegates from America, the UK, China, France and Russia tomorrow.
#EUTHANASIA A Canadian microbiologist has sparked a debate about assisted suicide, a week after his death. Dr Donald Low, who reassured Canada during the 2003 SARS outbreak, recorded the video in the weeks leading up to his 18 September death, calling for assisted suicide to be legalised.
- Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found a way to vaporise old plastic bags, turning them into plastic nanotubes. [Geek.com]
- A glitch in GMail sent the contents of private chats and hangouts to the wrong people today, probably causing embarrasment and anger. [Guardian]
Like it or loathe it, today saw thousands of people across the country raise a glass of the black stuff for Arthur’s Day. Acts such as The Script, Manic Street Preachers and Janelle Monae played venues across the country, with hundreds of people pouring into Dame Lane in Dublin for the 17.59pm salute, above. (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)