EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door.
#BOND: Permanent TSB, which was bailed-out to the tune of €4 billion by the State, paid out €1.3 billion to bondholders today. The payment is for a government guaranteed bond that was issued on this day in 2010 after the government took control of the bank which was once one of the State’s biggest mortgage lenders.
#STONEYBATTER: A couple in their 60s have been found dead in their home in central Dublin this lunchtime, in what is thought to be the result of a gas leak or from carbon monoxide poisoning.
#KEAVENEY: Labour Chairman Colm Keaveney will ask Eamon Gilmore if the party’s conference can be moved to April. Keaveney, who voted against the Budget, wants the issue of his chairmanship sorted as soon as possible amid rumblings that Labour wants to oust him.
#GUILTY: The man accused of murdering the Irish vet Catherine Gowing, who went missing in Wales in October, has pleaded guilty to her killing. Clive Sharp, 46, pleaded guilty to murder charges at Mold Crown Court in Wales earlier today.
#BRIBERY: Austrian MEP Ernst Strasser has been sentenced to four years in prison for corruption after being secretly filmed offering to change EU legislation for money. Undercover Sunday Times journalists filmed Strasser offering his services in return for €100,000 per year.