EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.
1. #GARDAÍ: Whistleblower Maurice McCabe has described as “gravely misleading and false” a claim that he was encouraged by the Garda Commissioner to cooperate with an inquiry about penalty points cancellations.
2. #WEATHER WARNING: We got a brief respite from our current stormy climate yesterday morning but a high wind warning for 15 counties is now in place.
3. #NO APOLOGY: The developer who built the notorious Priory Hall apartment complex has claimed he doesn’t think it’s “shoddy” and has refused to apologise to the former residents.
4. #REGIME CHANGE: The Interim President of Ukraine Olexander Turchynov is due to form a unity government today, but the US has stopped just short of endorsing him.
5. #ZUCK TALK: WhatsApp doesn’t save users’ data, something which won’t change now according to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who delivered the keynote address at the Mobile World Congress.
6. #FIRE: Thirty people were evacuated from their homes in Baldoyle in the early hours of this morning after a gas main caught fire at the side of a house.
7. #SYRINGES: A Councillor in Bray says boarded up council houses in the area are becoming magnets for antisocial behaviour after he found 30 syringes in one house alone.
8. #NOT SO LOCAL: The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia with the group’s charitable arm aiming to help half a million people access cheaper financial services.
9. #DEATH WORM JIM: Researchers at NUI Maynooth have discovered a microscopic worm that battles to the death in order to kill off rivals for food and mates.