EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed:
- A protest group have ‘liberated’ an unused Nama building in Cork city centre, and announced plans to turn it into a community centre. They said they got access to the premises thanks to a “gift from Santa”.
- Businesses in Ireland should fly the Union Jack to make British visitors feel more welcome, according to the authors of a new tourism report. So we’ve been asking: Should the Union Jack be flown in Ireland?
- A man has been arrested this evening after a fire was brought under control at the historic St Catherine’s church on Meath Street in Dublin.
- Have you been enjoying the last day of the holidays today? We hope you realise that technically, you weren’t strictly entitled to the day off…
- Lingerie chain La Senza has announced that it will close a number of its Irish stores, including its flagship outlet on Grafton Street.
- Ikea’s cheap meatballs might be flavoursome – but they’ve been leaving a bad taste with some angry Belgians.
- Could the euro recover from its troubles and become the world’s top currency in ten years? One man thinks so…
Will we see what’s on the box? The world’s first commercial television, the 1930 Baird Televisor, is seen at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. According to this website, the screen image was the size of a postage stamp. (Christine Lavelle/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
- As the holidays draw to a close, TheJournal.ie columnist Lisa McInerney has been wondering how much hope the New Year holds for hard-pressed families. And have you ever played ‘The Twelve Candles’?
- If you’ve resolved to change your working life this New Year – or if you’re thinking of packing your bags – you might want to check out our list of the very best places in the world to live and work.
- Four members of one family have been found dead after a horrific shooting in a house in Durham, England. It’s thought the gunman killed several relatives before turning the gun on himself.
- Sixteen years after losing your wedding ring, this Swedish woman could have been forgiven for thinking it was gone for good. But then she checked her carrots.
- Are you feeling like you should burn off some of those Christmas calories? Perhaps you should take a leaf out of this pigeon’s book: