NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.
The ominous bank holiday weather is sweeping across the west of Europe. This is St Mary’s Lighthouse at North Tyneside in England. Spooky. Pic: Steve Drew/PA Images.
- The new Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post is out – voters appear to be hitting Labour for Budget 2014, but not Fine Gael.
- The clocks go BACK an hour at 1am tomorrow. One TD wants to stop time. Sort of.
- Could RTÉ be right? Are we getting a new junior minister for rural development?
- The revoking of medical cards for ill children led to these scenes today.
- Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald explained why Ombudsman for Children will have the power to quiz the gardai on their handling of the Roma family cases.
- There were almost as many drivers caught speeding in 24 hours as there are days in the year.
#UK: Jimmy Savile’s former driver has been charged with raping and assaulting 15 different minors over three decades.
#SAUDI ARABIA: Women protested the driving licence ban by defying authorities and getting behind the wheel today.
#FRANCE: This Greenpeace activist had a message to hang off the Eiffel Tower:
Image: Christope Ena/AP/Press Association Images
#IRAN: Sixteen people were hanged overnight in retaliation for attack on Pakistan border.
#CZECH REPUBLIC: Hard to tell who has won in the Czech election… [BBC]
This jailed hacker has come up with an idea that he claims will save the Blackberry. [TechCrunch]
Amazing discoveries in the Amazonian rainforest – including a “monkey that purrs like a cat”. [Science Daily]
Alright, who did this to the new Arthur Guinness statue in Celbridge, Co Kildare? And was drink, perhaps, taken?
via James Keane, who had nothing to do with it, honest.