NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
Bill Clinton meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin today. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire
- HIQA’s report detailing the failures in care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway has been published.
- On foot of the report, the hospital apologised to Savita’s husband Praveen, and their family.
- A 22-year-old man has appeared in Cork in connection with alleged fraud at the call centre Abtran, which operated a helpline for property tax queries. [BreakingNews.ie]
- Former solicitor Thomas Byrne is facing theft, fraud and forgery charges. [RTÉ]
- Minister Alan Shatter has said it is misleading to call Direct Provision “inadequate”.
- Gardaí have renewed their appeal for stolen radioactive materials that were taken in September.
- Over 1,600 Leaving Certificate results were upgraded after appeal – but three results were downgraded.
- Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a cash-in-transit robbery in Dunboyne to contact them.
- Gardaí investigating the shooting of Michael Kelly in Dublin have arrested two men.
- A woman and her son have been reported missing in Mullingar, gardaí say.
- The man abducted in Co Cavan last night was found alive and well.
- Talks are still underway between the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation over doctors’ hours.
- A new report on child sex assault in Ireland makes for chilling reading.
A journalist takes a picture of Kennard Phillips ‘Photo Op’, which depicts former Prime Minister Tony Blair taking a ‘selfie’ in front of an explosion in Iraq. Pic: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
#UK A cull of badgers has been called a ‘farce’ after marksmen had to seek extensions to kill the minimum number of badgers required. (The Guardian)
#JAPAN Two Fukushima workers were doused in radioactive water while working on pipes.
#USA Obama has named Janet Yellen as the new chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head a major central bank worldwide.
#AUSTRALIA The gangster known as ‘Chopper‘ – Mark Read – has died from cancer.
#UK Metropolitan Police have said they will release a photo of a new suspect in the Madeleine McCann case – but at the relevant time.
#EUROPE Pilot flight hours have been restricted and rest days increased thanks to an EU vote, but unions are not happy.
- A Canadian company is seeking Kickstarter funding for a gadget that will help people focus while using their computer. We’ll take one, please. [The Guardian]
- A US ban on some Samsung devices has been upheld. Here’s why.
You’ve heard of Cronuts – now here’s the Duffin. But there’s a bit of controversy about this, as Starbucks has copyrighted the name, to the chagrin of a woman who has been selling them for two years at her tea shop. (qz.com)