EACH WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.
1. #LOWRY: Gardaí are examining a taped telephone conversation between Michael Lowry and land agent Kevin Phelan in which they discuss a €250,000 payment that was never declared by the Tipperary TD. The full recording was aired by Vincent Browne on TV3 last night.
2. #BABY: The body of a newborn baby was found wrapped in clothing and plastic bags at a laneway in Bolton yesterday evening. Police said a note requesting an Islamic burial for the baby was also discovered. A search for the mother has commenced and investigations continue.
3. #MAYO: A man in his 30s is being treated in hospital for injuries obtained in a shooting at a Castlebar house last night. Gardaí have linked the incident to another shooting in the town earlier this year. An appeal for witnesses has been issued.
4. #BUST: Local authorities across the country are owed a collective €750 million in unpaid development levies, according to figures made public today.
5. #NEW FRIENDS: Students from Trinity College Dublin will now be able to attend China’s number one university, PKU, as the institutions have signed a student exchange agreement. Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, who is in China for an official State trip, has hailed the development.