EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you need to know around this time…
1. #RACE FOR THE ÁRAS Is he back in the presidential race, or isn’t he? That’s all people have been asking since Senator David Norris returned to Ireland last weekend. Now we have our answer: He is “actively interested” and is seeking a nomination for his bid.
2.#MEADHBH MCGIVERN The Leitrim teenager is said to be in a “relatively stable” condition after 14 hours in surgery for a liver transplant.
3. #TRAPPED MINERS The search for four men trapped in a flooded mine in south Wales continues – three bodies have been found and one man is still missing.
4. #POLITICAL SCIENCE Who do you trust? Irish voters say they trust Gardaí and RTÉ the most - but banks and political parties the least, according to a new survey. It also reveals that people want fewer TDs and more local interaction.
5. #ANIMAL ANTICS Why did French actor Gerard Depardieu urinate into a bottle on a plane bound for Ireland? Because he has a lot of pee – like an elephant, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper (video).