NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Gardaí said the level of sophistication of dissident republicans is increasing.
- Overcrowding issues at Beaumont Hospital continued.
- People whose homes were flooded can defer their property tax this year.
- The entire board of the IFA stood down.
- A couple in Galway were attacked by burglars when they returned home from work with their children.
- Jason Corbett‘s family said they hope to find out the truth about what happened.
- A woman was attacked with boiling oil on Christmas Eve.
- A fifth Renua candidate stepped down after failing to disclose tax issues.
- 55 people were killed in workplace accidents last year.
#GERMANY: Angela Merkel’s office was sealed off due to a suspicious package.
#NORTH KOREA: The UN Security Council has agreed to prepare measures against the country after it carried out a fourth nuclear test.
#CALIFORNIA: The friend of the San Bernadino shooter pleaded not guilty to terror charges.
#COLOGNE: Sex attacks in the city on New Year’s Eve have sparked protests.
#STEELY DAN: Rolling in the Years singer Donald Fagen is accused of assaulting his wife.
- This Irish 5th Year student invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick.
- A cool new mini-Segway can turn into a robot helper when you’re not using it.
Julie and Dave O’Leary both have cerebral palsy. On their wedding day on New Year’s Day, they were unable to have their first dance on the dancefloor like other couples but they came up with a creative and beautiful way around that. [Evening Echo]