NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Kenneth Moffett (8) from Belfast looks at historic coins for sale at the International Coin Fair 2014 in the RDS in Dublin today. (Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
- Support for Fine Gael and Labour remained steady in two new opinion polls.
- It was revealed that the government spent over €100 million on banking sector consultancy.
- The Constitutional Convention met to discuss labour, property, and education rights.
- Bernie Kenny, secretary of Fine Gael TD James Bannon, died in a road collision early this morning.
- GAA referees were given the power to issue a red card for racist or sectarian offences committed by players.
- Gardaí appealed for witnesses to an incident yesterday where a man was crushed by a digger.
- Customers are still waiting on refunds from Irish online company Christmas Direct.
- The Taoiseach and Tánaiste met today to discuss allegations that a number of crimes were not investigated properly by gardaí. [RTÉ]
- Cecila Ahern defended her father, Bertie Ahern, insisting he always put Ireland before himself.
- Groups voiced outrage at being excluded from meetings on a historic ship’s destruction.
Jubilating protesters greet passers-by from a back of a truck, in central Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
#BRITAIN: A man was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting at London’s Waterloo Bridge.
#MEXICO: One of the most powerful drug traffickers in world was arrested last night, Mexican and US authorities say. [AP]
#VENEZUELA: Marches both supporting and condemning President Maduro took place. [The Guardian]
- Remember those “Look Back” Facebook videos? You can now do the same on Twitter.
- Brower-maker Opera has developed a way of giving user free internet, in return for watching ads. [TNW]
- Did you notice a minor update appear on your Apple device this morning? It’s actually pretty important. [TNW]