NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Flooding at Salthill in Galway tonight as heavy rain and heavy winds hit part of the country. (Pic: Cathal Collins/Twitter)
- Three former top bankers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud €7.2 billion.
- A 23-year-old woman has died after a tree fell on her car in Mullingar.
- A red alert weather warning is in place this evening with severe flooding and heavy winds.
- One person has been injured after the roof collapsed at a Cork train station.
- The ESRI says Ireland’s economy has turned the corner.
- IBRC has been granted bankruptcy protection in the US – despite objections.
- A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting at a Mayo petrol station.
- The HSE plans to make €619 million worth of cuts next year.
- The Oireachtas is to question the Garda Commissioner over the penalty points furore.
- James Reilly says he expects the tobacco industry to take him to court over cigarette packs.
- The TUI is to ballot teachers on industrial action over the new Junior Cert.
- Moody’s has downgraded Bank of Ireland.
The scene of the Great Train Robbery in 1963. (PA/PA Wire)
#JAILED: Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sexual abuse.
#RUSSIA: Russia is to free the two jailed members of punk protest group Pussy Riot and end the prosecution of 30 Greenpeace crew members.
#DEATH: The Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who escaped from jail and spent decades on the run, has died in London at the age of 84.
- From Ryanair and property tax to Breaking Bad and twerking (come on, you knew it would make the list), here’s what the most searched-for terms on Google in Ireland were this year.
- Apple has been forced to extend its warranties in Australia after claims that it misled consumers about their rights. Ouch.
The Irish Farmers Journal (no relation) has been asking farmers to take selfies for a competition on Facebook and it has now been whittled down to ten finalists. The results, as you might expect, are excellent. It’s hard to choose just one, but you can vote for your favourite on the Facebook page here.
(Pic: Official Irish Farmers Journal/Facebook)
Originally published 9.00pm