NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
- Junior doctors are to go on strike on 25 September.
- AIB says some mortgage holders are choosing not to keep up payments.
- A garda has appeared in court over possession of images of child sexual abuse. [RTE]
- Priory Hall may have to be demolished and rebuilt.
- Electric Ireland is raising residential gas prices next month.
- Ireland has taken in 50 refugees from Syria.
- Dubliners are worried as Real IRA prepares to mark Alan Ryan’s death.
- VAT receipts were almost €250 million behind target.
- Hundreds have signed a book of condolences for Seamus Heaney in Dublin.
- Columnist John Waters was briefly imprisoned over a parking fine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill today on Barack Obama’s request for congressional approval for military intervention in Syria. (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)
#SYRIA: Barack Obama has received cross-party support from US politicians for a strike against Syria. [New York Times]
#KILLING: One of the killers of Jamie Bulger has been released from prison for a second time.
#NUCLEAR: Japan is to spend €359 million building an ice wall around Fukushima.
- Google’s next version of its mobile operating system will be called… Android KitKat. [TechCrunch]
- Apple has sent out invitations to its next iPhone launch event on 10 September. [Mashable]
- Microsoft spent €5.4 billion buying Nokia’s phone business.