NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Officials from the EU, ECB and IMF, including Ajai Chopra, at the Department of Finance. (Pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
- St Vincent’s Hospital has defended its top-up payments to staff.
- The IMF has said guaranteeing the bondholders was a bad idea.
- A report into the death of a baby says ambulance personnel did not follow procedures.
- Tomorrow’s strike by 2,000 workers at Marks and Spencer has been called off.
- A 5-year-old girl is in serious condition after heavy winds caused a car crash in Galway.
- Donations to St Vincent de Paul charity are down by around 25 per cent.
- Burglaries are down 10 per cent (but theft is up) in the latest crime figures.
- The ASTI has accepted the Haddington Road Agreement the second time around.
- All major power faults have been cleared after last night’s freak weather.
- AIB has been fined €490,000 by the Central Bank.
- Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has challenged a Minister to drink a glass of ‘glorified piss’ (don’t worry, it was just water).
- A puppy farm in Dublin has been closed by the DSPCA.
(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
#SHAFTESBURY AVENUE: At least 88 people have been injured, seven of them seriously, after the roof collapsed on a London theatre during a performance.
#LEE RIGBY: Two men have been convicted of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street earlier. They will be sentenced in the coming weeks.
#SOUTH AFRICA: The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
- The EU has passed a provisional deal on universal mobile phone chargers coming as standard with all phones.
- Facebook and a number of banks face a lawsuit over misleading investors before its IPO.
Filmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 of 20th Century Fox’s money to make a promotional video for the studio’s upcoming film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – and he spent it all on a video about helping victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Here’s what he made.
Originally published 21:00