EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five stories you really should check out by 5pm.
1. #BRIAN LENIHAN: Mourners at the funeral service for former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan were told today that it was a “cruel irony” that he became one of the first homecare patients of the Blanchardstown hospice that he had helped to establish. He was also described as “a great patriot” and “a great young man cut off in the prime of his life”.
2. #REFERENDUM: The public will get a chance this autumn to vote on whether pay cuts should be allowed on judge’s salaries.
3. #AIB: The bank has revealed that it has saved the taxpayer approximately €1.6bn through its moves to partially burn its junior bondholders.
4. #FACEBOOK: Is this the Social Bubble? New statistics have shown that Facebook lost almost eight million users in the US, Canada and the UK last month.
5. #COMPLAINTS: The Lovely Bones, starring Carlow girl Saoirse Ronan, was the most complained about film in the UK and Ireland last year. But don’t worry Saoirse – Toy Story 3 also drew complaints for being too “dark”.