EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you should know by 5pm.
1. #LEAVING CERT: Thousands of students around the country have been celebrating their Leaving Cert results today. Meanwhile, IBEC and the Union of Students in Ireland have called for the exams to be given a ‘major overhaul’, given the high failure rate in science and maths this year. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s exams, in numbers.
2. #DEPORTATION: The Irish Refugee Council said today it was “appalled” to learn that a Nigerian woman was due to be deported just hours after she suffered a miscarriage at Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital. The woman’s asylum application had been rejected and she was escorted to Dublin Airport last night to be deported after leaving the hospital.
3. #DEVICE: Rail services in Dublin and on the Maynooth line were disrupted today amid the discovery of suspicious objects at a property near the North Strand Road. Old grenades and artillery shells were discovered during renovations and the Defence Forces says the items have been made safe. Full rail services have resumed.
4. #VATICAN: The Vatican has released some of its internal files relating to a priest accused of sexually abusing children in Ireland and the US in the 1950s and 60s.
5. #PISSOIR: Having unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to a bathroom on board a CityJet flight to Dublin last night, French actor Gérard Depardieu reportedly urinated on the cabin carpet in front of his fellow passengers.