NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Gardaí are now appealing for information on the second escaped vehicle used by gunmen at the shooting of Eddie Hutch last night.
- Meanwhile, armed gardaí in Dublin will become more common as the Justice Minister today pledged a new armed unit to specifically respond to gangland crime in the city.
- Enda Kenny met his first protesters of the election today and was told to, “Get the f*** out of Wicklow”.
- Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has announced his retirement from all rugby.
- A man in Northern Ireland has died from swine flu, making it the second death from the virus on the island of Ireland in a week.
- A Luas strike is to go ahead this Thursday and Friday.
- Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC are all in trouble for breaking consumer laws.
- The number of properties to rent in Ireland has hit rock bottom.
#GERMANY: Two commuter trains crashed head-on this morning, killing 10 people and injuring 81.
#KENSINGTON PALACE: A man has died after being found on fire outside the London home of Prince William and his family.
#ISLAMIC STATE: The widow of an Isis leader has been charged with contributing to death of US aid worker.
- Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying.
- Researchers are working on a cockroach-inspired robot that can be squished without breaking. [Geek.com]
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