NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Clerys Department Store reopened on O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre today, just in time for the Christmas season. The shop had been closed for three months due to extensive storm damage. (Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
- A 57-year-old Irish woman was among three women found in London who had been held against their will for 30 years.
- Payments of Garda allowances and overtime for November were delayed again
- Old Bailey bomber Marian Price pleaded guilty to providing a mobile phone which was used in Massereene murders. [BBC]
- Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhony Mahony said she was ‘personally vilified‘ by reports that she received substantial salary top-up. The HSE was requested to discuss that topic with an Oireachtas committee.
- Gardái arrested seven men in relation to an aggravated burglary in Tipperary.
- Minister Paschal Donohue told TheJournal.ie that he hopes Fine Gael TDs who left the party will be given a chance to return.
- A new rural speed limit will be introduced, and will mean the end of 80km per hour speed limits on country roads.
- A bus driver in Derry was praised for her role in stopping a bomb from detonating in the city last night.
- 650 jobs were retained under a new lease for Tara Mines.
- It was revealed that a student was denied a SUSI grant despite being €7,600 below the income threshold.
- Days lost to industrial disputes rose for third consecutive quarter, according to the CSO.
- Ireland was named Europe’s most entrepreneurial country, while figures showed it has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe.
- Clerys Department Store in Dublin reopened it doors following extensive flood damage earlier this year.
Smoke billows from a new island near Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, off the coast of Japan. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News)
#AFRICA: France warned that the Central Africa Republic was “on the verge of genocide“.
#JAPAN: A volcanic eruption created a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima.
#GREECE: The head of the Eurogroup said that EU ministers were “losing patience” with the country, which announced its draft budget for 2014 today.
#CHINA: A Chinese baby who had been declared dead was saved from being cremated alive when he started crying at a funeral parlour.
- A university in Cyprus announced that it will accept Bitcoins as payment for tuition.
- A neutrino telescope based at the South Pole detected 28 high-energy neutrinos after finding nothing for three years, opening up that they say will be a new area of astronomy. [Wired]
- Instagram’s new Windows Phone app had a few hiccups.
U2 released a new track earlier this evening, titled Ordinary Love. It’s from the soundtrack to the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom, which is due for release later this month. You can watch the video on the band’s Facebook page here.
Originally published 9.00pm