NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Monica O’Connor has been released from Mountjoy Prison after being jailed for refusing to pay a fine for not registering two of her children for home schooling.
- The Israeli ambassador told an Oireachtas Committee that he was here to stay.
- The Cabinet were back from their holidays.
- The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said there has been a ‘disturbing increase’ in sexual violence.
- People have been queuing up to buy houses in Swords.
- Fewer people are signing on for the dole.
- Guinness has launched two new beers.
- Siptu members of Irish Rail are to ballot their members on the LRC proposals that averted further strike action.
- Irish beef farmers protested outside a McDonalds in Kilkenny.
- The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being seriously considered by politicians.
#USA: Barack Obama said the US will not be intimidated by the beheading of a second American journalist by Islamic State militants.
#UKRAINE: Ukranian president Petro Poroshenko released a statement saying that a “ceasefire regime” had been agreed with Vladimir Putin, but the Kremlin denied any truce deal.
#CZECH REPUBLIC: Ashya King, the child whose parents were arrested for removing him from an English hospital, is to be treated for his brain tumour in the Czech Republic.
#UK: The British man being treated for Ebola in a London hospital was discharged.
- We don’t like to think about death, but here’s what happens to your social media profiles when you pass away.
- No need to light a match in the bathroom anymore with this new toilet. [Geek.com]
Ever wonder how much comes out of a mine? These giant copper orbs show just how much. [Wired.com]
First published 21.00pm