Updated at 23:56
NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news… IRELAND
- President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina have had a busy first day on the historic State visit to the UK. He’s due to make an address at a State banquet in Windsor Castle tonight.
- Ulster Bank says over 3,000 mortgage arrears customers have court cases in the pipeline while 4,300 customers are in a legal process. [RTÉ]
- The GardaGate inquiry will look at the Du Plantier case and Callinan’s ‘retirement’.
- A Garda station was evacuated this morning. It’s reported that it was due to a suspicious letter being sent to the Justice Minister Alan Shatter. [RTÉ]
- Irish people are using cocaine less frequently according to new research.
- A 20-year-old woman missing from Wales has been seen in Dublin.
- The Director of Croke Park Stadium says he’s confident that the Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead.
#GELDOF: A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow after Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent yesterday. [BBC]
#PISTORIUS: The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned again today after the 27-year-old wailed in court while giving evidence.
#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: The search involving 11 military planes, three civilian planes and 14 ships is due to go on for days before a robot submersible is deployed to comb the seabed.
- An experimental zapping treatment is allowing paralysed men to move their legs again.
- An Israeli company has come up with a device that can fully charge a smartphone in 30 seconds.
Do you think you could pick out the most peaceful countries in the world? Do you think Ireland would be included?
Originally Published at 8:55.