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- A Fine Gael senator may face suspension after failing to provide the necessary tax clearance information.
- Defence and prosecution lawyers clashed in court today on the fourth day of the Michaela McAreavey murder trial. The controversy centred on a book found in the couple’s hotel room.
- Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an altercation at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin which left five people injured.
- With only six days to go, you can get your essential round-up of the latest referendum-related news here.
- One in ten mortgage holders in Ireland is now at least three months behind on repayments, according to new figures from the Central Bank.
- Details of a proposal to build the National Children’s Hospital on a St James’s site in Dublin have been published today.
- Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has launched a new alert system for child abductions through which public assistance will be sought in an effort to locate missing children.
- A man who told police that he killed Etan Patz, a six-year-old boy who went missing in New York in 1979, is expected in court today for an arraignment.
- Dozens of anti-government protests in Azerbaijan have been arrested ahead of the country’s hosting of the Eurovision final this weekend.
Lion cub Libby licks a piece of ice which was placed in the lion enclosure by staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park to help the animals stay cool amid rising temperatures. (Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire).
- The Auschwitz museum has banned visitors with football gear such as flags and scarves from the property throughout the Euro 2012 championship.
- The European Court of Justice has ruled that the chocolate company Lindt cannot trademark its famous Lindt bunnies because it does not have distinctive enough features to be protected.
- From kidnappings to helicopter searches, a recent spate of pranks by Leaving Cert students has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
- The good weather continued today – here’s how some of TheJournal.ie‘s readers have been making the most of the sunshine.
- This couple certainly has a unique wedding video: they tied the knot as a tornado raged in the distance behind them.
- And finally, although this is clearly an impressive party trick, we do not recommend you follow this gent’s example and use a chainsaw to open a glass bottle:
(Video uploaded by reborious)