NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
Keri O’Mara, Holly O’Hara and Katelyn Virga, American students from Notre Dame University at the opening of new teen centre at Sophia Housing in Dublin south inner city. The centre was a project undertaken by community group ‘Localise’ with help of Notre Dame University and American students in Ireland. (Photocall Ireland)
- ESB unions said they will serve notice of industrial action tomorrow which could lead to strike action from 16 December.
- The Central Remedial Clinic admitted today that it used charity money to top up senior staff salaries.
- An apartment complex in Meath has been evacuated over fire safety concerns.
- Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year.
- The number of mortgage accounts in arrears fell last quarter.
- Three children who were subject to a Child Rescue Alert this morning were found safe and well with their mother in Enniskillen.
- 570 jobs are to go at pharma company MSD in Dublin and a further 350 are at risk as A|Wear enters receivership.
- The national birth rate has continued to decline with a with a 5 per cent drop in the number of births in the second quarter
- A murder inquiry has been launched into the death of 53-year-old Susan Dunne in Lixnaw, Co Kerry.
- Bryan Dobson said today that “he never meant to cause offence” when he called protesters “idiots” yesterday.
- The Department of Health said there will be a delay in appointing a design team to the National Children’s Hospital but that building will commence in 2015.
- Pearse Doherty claims Micheál Martin’s allegations that cases of abuse in the Republican movement were dealt with internally are “unfounded and untrue”.
- A horse in Tallaght has died after it was doused with petrol and set alight.
- UN anti-torture body has questioned Ireland’s record on abortion and Magdalene Laundries.
The Kelpies, a public art and visitor attraction created by artist Andy Scott, which forms a gateway to the Forth and Clyde canal at the Helix, Falkirk, Scotland on its completion. (PA Image)
#AUSTRALIA: Police in Australia have apologised after a photo of Jill Meagher’s grave was used during a fundraising event.
#CHINA: Japanese and South Korean planes have flown through the disputed Chinese air defence zone.
#CONGO: An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin.
- Keep up with all the news about Comet ISON. NASA is uploading all the latest images here and you can keep up with the discussions with the Google+ Hangout here. [NASA]
- Ever wanted to eat one of your Instagram pics? No? Well, now you can. [The Atlantic]
A profile of President Obama’s Irish cousin Henry Healy from Moneygall has featured in Politco.com entitled: “Meet the O’Bamas”.