NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
- The Magdalene orders’ refusal to pay compensation to survivors is continuing to cause controversy, but why can’t they? We explain.
- A man has gone to the High Court fearing his pregnant girlfriend is being forced to travel abroad for an abortion against her will.
- A public service broadcasting charge will be introduced in 2015 and will replace the TV licence fee.
- A man and a woman have been jailed for the brutal murder of Cork man Jonathan Duke whose body was found in the river Bandon in 2011. [RTÉ]
- The Seanad has continued to debate the abortion legislation with an amendment on fatal foetal abnormalities defeated today.
- The upper house also debated legislation to abolish itself tonight.
- Welfare payments that were delayed yesterday have now been paid out to nearly 33,000 people affected by the issue.
- Sinkholes in Mayo pose no risk to the public but are boring Pat Rabbitte who was later accosted by protestors.
- Over a million cigarettes have been seized at Dublin Port.
- Workers at the State funded print facility in Dublin have gone on strike tonight over disagreements with management.
- Around 1,600 people are waiting to see the Money Advice and Budgeting Service according to new figures.
- There has been mixed reaction to the government’s gender recognition bill.
- The Orange Order has applied to hold a new parade in north Belfast on Saturday [BBC]
#BOSTON BOMBINGS: Rolling Stone magazine has caused controversy with a provocative cover featuring one of the alleged Boston bombers.
- It’s not even on sale on the open market but already Google Glass has been hacked by researchers looking for a flaw. [The Guardian]
- A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars. [AP]
This stamp has been causing no end of controversy on Twitter today. But why would an acronym for C U Next Tuesday be so controversial? Oh, wait…