NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
Health Minister James Reilly gets his flu vaccine. Pic: Nick Bradshaw of Fotonic.ie
- Junior Doctors began their one day strike today – and the HSE and IMO might be meeting on the issue. [RTE]
- Minster Ruairí Quinn said of Budget 2014 that the government wants “to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can”.
- The HSE is to close a children’s unit in Monaghan following an inspection.
- Gardaí had to negotiate with a man who barricaded himself into his home in Galway.
- There have been 1,900 ‘welfare tourists‘ caught in Ireland in three years.
- Almost 180 jobs were lost at Honeywell Turbo in Waterford.
- An examiner was appointed to the fashion chain A|wear.
- Seven businesses, including two restaurants, were handed closure orders over food safety last month.
- The Government will not oppose the Child Sex Offenders Bill, which was put forward by a Reform Alliance member.
- A new national postcode will be rolled out by Spring 2015.
- The Criminal Assets Bureau has begun selling items belonging to criminals on eBay.
A new $100 bill featuring Benjamin Franklin is illuminated from behind at the Franklin Institute, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. Pic: AP Photo/Matt Rourke
#ENGLAND It emerged today that gender-selective abortion is not illegal under English law.
#NOBEL PRIZE The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert – yes, they predicted the Higgs boson.
#USA Democrats in the US plan to force Republicans into a showdown on the country’s debt ceiling.
#ITALY The EU has demanded extra search patrols after 300 people are feared to have died in the migrant boat tragedy.
- The world’s first malaria vaccine could be available for African children – GlaxoSmithKline is to seek regulatory approval.
- Fox has replaced desks in its newsroom with… unbelievably huge touchscreens. What do you make of them? [Mashable]