NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Athlone floodwaters were at their highest level since records began.
- Renua released its election manifesto.
- Michael Fingleton failed in his attempt to stop a Central Bank inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches.
- The trial of five care workers at the Áras Attracta residential centre began. [RTÉ]
- House prices outside of Dublin are soaring.
- A community in Dublin is mourning the loss of a woman killed by a drink-driver.
- There was outrage at the closure of the country’s only 24-hour service for children who were sexually abused.
- Businessowners are not happy about the new minimum wage.
- Over 600,000 people watched the first episode of Rebellion.
#TENSIONS: Saudi Arabia has broken diplomatic ties with Iran.
#OREGON: A group of gun-carrying ranchers are staging a siege on government property, and here’s why.
#JE SUIS CHARLIE: The Charlie Hebdo anniversary cover featured a cartoon of God with a gun.
#POLAND: More than 20 people died over the weekend due to -20 degree temperatures.
#TERRORISM: The so-called Islamic State released another execution video.
- Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual headset will open from this Friday. [BBC]
- Windows 10 has reached 200 million users in just six months.
- Mark Zuckerberg‘s response to the idea girls should “date the nerd” went down very well. [Vox]
Reader Rebecca Bourke sent us this poignant video which was made to raise awareness about homelessness, and the difference a simple ’Hello’ can make.