NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- The Minister for Health says the State’s financial and public health interest in the new National Maternity Hospital must be fully protected. A protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health.
- One of the founders of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) has stepped down from the board, after it emerged in recent days that the group was under investigation from the Charities Regulator.
- A report by Hiqa on a Tusla-run children’s residential centre has identified serious risks in how the care of young people at this facility is handled.
- A Family Support Agency board member overclaimed €40,000 in expenses.
- Gardaí have started an investigation after a shot was fired at a house in west Dublin last night.
- Enda Kenny has today become Fine Gael’s longest-serving Taoiseach.
- Family members of Defence Forces members have been protesting outside barracks across the country today to highlight pay issues.
- US TV has recreated the Graham Dwyer murder case – but there are no plans to show the programme in Ireland.
- Conor McGregor has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
#FRANCE: Police in Paris say one officer has been killed in an attack on the Champs Elysees tonight. Two other officers have been wounded. A counter-terrorism inquiry has started.
#SCOTLAND: Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called the idea of a large Tory win in the UK election ‘a horrifying prospect’.
#PORTUGAL: Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope
This story of a chihuahua being arrested in Northern Ireland for ‘disorderly behaviour’ is going global. [DailyEdge]