EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.
1. #REHAB: Close to €4 million worth of Rehab lottery scratch card sales earned just €9,452 profit in 2010, the Justice Minister revealed last night.
2. #DAVOS: Taoiseach Enda Kenny is off to the World Economic Forum today in Switzerland where he intends to promote Ireland as an excellent place to invest.
3. #JOBS: Subway says it will be creating up to 1,800 jobs in Ireland over the next six years.
4. #LAW: Students studying law are to launch a petition against the Law Society after their exam dates were moved up by a number of weeks.
5. #BOI: Bank of Ireland have apologised to customers who made Visa Debit transactions last Friday and had the amount taken out of their account twice. This issue has now been rectified.
6. #CONSTRUCTION: In 2013, there was a decrease of 36 per cent in new buildings being constructed.
7. #COURT: A woman is due in court today in Navan in relation to a €150,000 drug seizure yesterday.
8. #EMBASSY: Closing the Iranian embassy was viewed as “a sleight” to Iran officials, says Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan.
9. #THAILAND: A state of emergency has been declared in Bangkok and nearby provinces following violent protests, reports the BBC.