NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
Jane Cowen from Offaly joins protesters and youth campaigners under the banner We’re Not Leaving, at a protest against Budget 2014 outside Leinster House this evening. Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
- GPs have warned that Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences.
- The Immigrant Council of Ireland has said that racial profiling must not be included in social welfare garda checks.
- The Quinn family have begun new legal action against the former Anglo Irish Bank. [RTÉ]
- Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said that the outlook for Dublin Bus is ‘stark’ if a new effort doesn’t succeed.
- The government announced €10 million for pyrite repairs at 1,000 properties.
- The Reform Alliance was critical of Budget measures, but the rebels are not united in opposing it.
- Budget airline Ryanair committed to carrying a million more passengers.
- A man was arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin Kearney.
- The PSNI said Kieran McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Barry McRory.
- Gardaí seized a gun and arrested a man after a late-night fight in Crumlin.
- There is concern about possible attacks on firefighters as we get closer to Halloween.
- The €600k bill for Fine Gael over the Moriarty Tribunal was paid by the Taoiseach’s department.
- Labour Youth criticised social welfare cuts from Fine Gael and Labour.
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters waiting outside a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans as news emerged that leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government. Pic: AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite
#AFRICA A charity says “appalling scenes of murder” have been witnessed in the Central African Republic.
#USA The US reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling just hours before it defaulted on its debt.
#UK Staff at Royal Mail in the UK are set to go on on strike on 4 November.
#USA An American man, William Happ, confessed to the murder of Angie Crowley in 1986… on the day he was executed.
#IRAN Iran has ruled that a man should be hung for possession of crystal meth a second time – after he survived the first hanging. [The Guardian]
- Twitter has shunned the Nasdaq and decided to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Here’s a man who can predict within four hours if a Kickstarter project will fail. [The Guardian]
Want to be insufferable on Facebook? Here are seven ways you can do just that. If you really want to… [Huffington Post]