EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the 5 things you should know by 5pm.
1. #NORWAY: Anders Behring Breivik, the man who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb attack and mass shooting on 22 July in Norway, has made his first public court appearance before a packed courthouse. Dozens of those attending the hearing today were survivors of the attacks.
2. #ARRESTS: Two people have been arrested in connection with the recovery of a man’s body from the River Bandon in Co Cork last night. The 27-year-old’s remains were taken from the river after locals raised the alarm last night.
3. #BANKERS: A new survey of banking staff carried out by the UNITE trade union has found that almost two-thirds of the employees say they do not have confidence in the management of their bank. Meanwhile, more than half of those questioned said they are not happy with their current working environment. Over 60 per cent said they do not have confidence in their job security.
4. #COMPLAINT: The Presidential election campaign team of former candidate Seán Gallagher is to lodge a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over a tweet read out during the RTÉ Frontline programme’s candidate debate last month. The tweet purported to be from the Martin McGuinness campaign team (but wasn’t) and claimed that a man who said he personally gave a Fianna Fáil donation to Gallagher would appear the next day at a press conference.
5. #BIRDHOUSE: And speaking of the election – one Dublin-based designer has come up with a novel way to recycle the seven candidates’ election posters: turn them into birdhouses. However, Fergus O’Neill says that so far only Fine Gael has obliged in providing posters for his design. You can order your new Gay Mitchell birdhouse online for €10.