NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
Kevin and Mary Conroy, parents of 12-year-old Roisin, pictured today leaving the High Court in Dublin after successfully suing the HSE over the mismanagement of Roisin’s birth at the Midlands Regional Hospital. (Laura Hutton/Photocall)
- Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin have slammed the Government over its medical cards policy, after it emerged that terminally-ill Marie Fleming was asked for proof of her medical condition.
- The Health Service Executive apologised to the parents of a 12-year-old girl who suffered a brain injury at birth after the High Court approved an interim settlement of €2.6 million. [RTE]
- Enda Kenny said he hopes the ESB dispute can be resolved.
- Unemployment levels have fallen to 12.8 per cent.
- The former adviser to President Michael D. Higgins broke her silence on why she left her position in Áras an Úactaráin.
- United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins lost her challenge over Anglo’s promissory note deal.
- All third level graduates will get to vote as part of Seanad reforms.
- A former Circuit Court judge has been tasked to find closure for survivors of symphysiotomy.
- A British pub chain says it plans to open pubs in Ireland creating 1,000 jobs over ten years.
- European Investment Bank agrees to partly fund Luas Cross City.
- Xtra-Vision has backtracked on its policy regarding pre-ordered Xbox Ones.
- The search for a missing fisherman has been called off for the night.
- A young man was killed in a car accident in Dublin when the car he was travelling in hit a tree.
- A Fine Gael TD has called for bonus points to be awarded to those who sit Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths in the Leaving Certificate.
Typhoon survivors display their claim stubs as they queue up for relief supplies being distributed by the International Red Cross at an evacuation center in Tacloban city. (PA Images)
#BRUSSELS: A man who was sentenced to ten years over the death of eight migrants who were being trafficked to Ireland has been freed on a technicality.
#SCOTLAND: Scotland has set out its legal blueprint for leaving the UK.
#UK: A wolf has escaped from a zoo in Essex.
#GREECE: The World Health Organisation apologised after one of its reports indicated that people in Greece are intentionally infecting themselves with HIV in order to obtain extra benefits.
- How do you find life on dying planets? All is explained here. [Space.com]
- Do you use Whatsapp or maybe Viber? Here is a breakdown of the top three social media messaging apps in use around the globe. [TechCrunch]
Alan Shatter, who has played League Table Tennis for some years with Dundrum Table Tennis Club, showed off his ping pong skills to the Irish troops in Lebanon today.