EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
(Final) Referendum roundup
- Well, it’s all over. The Yes campaign won out in the end with all of the votes from 43 constituencies counted by late afternoon. We followed the whole thing over on our Liveblog.
- The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste took to the steps of government buildings to welcome the Yes vote, and when asked about his reluctance to debate Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams Enda Kenny was quick to respond.
- Check out the constituency-by-constituency stats of how the results are broken down
- From the opening of the boxes to the celebrations, we’ve documented the day in pictures.
In the day’s other news:
- Around 450 jobs are to be shed at Irish Rail over the next four years. The office of the Transport Minister has told TheJournal.ie this evening that this news was not purposefully deferred until after the referendum
- There has been a mixed reaction to the news that McDonald’s has been given the go ahead to open an outlet in Temple Bar. Among the conditions they have to meet are a promise to keep the nice ceilings and to close by midnight every night.
- It’s emerged that two men involved in a burglary at a post office on Ormond Quay in Dublin city centre gained access by burrowing through the wall of an adjoining derelict hotel.
- Police in France are hunting for a Canadian porn star wanted in connection with the dismembered body of a Chinese man discovered in Montreal this week.
Ellen Reynolds, aged 5 from Harolds Cross, Dublin feeding some lambs at the Farmyard at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival. The five day festival runs until Monday and takes place on a 70 acre site on the grounds of the Visitor Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin which is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year. This year’ss event includes 27 show-gardens, 100 Irish food and drink producers, 40 nurseries, 25 cookery demonstrations and 160 retailers. Image: Gary O’ Neill
- Former senior figures in Anglo Irish Bank – including its former chief executive Seán FitzPatrick, and director Lar Bradshaw – could be called in front of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee to explain the operations of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
- Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan are planning to take part in the ultimate nostalgia fest by performing their hit Especially For You at a concert in Hyde Park in London in July.
- Psst it’s National Doughnut Day. It’s not too late to nip out and indulge. Here are some doughnut facts to help you on your way.
- Got a few old crutches knocking around at home from that time you fell over the dog and broke your ankle? Here’s what you can do with them.
- Don’t forget to tune into the Late Late Show tonight if you’re staying in. It’s celebrating its 50th anniversary, so we’ve put together six memorable moments from the show.
- Enjoy great photography? Who doesn’t. We’ve put together not one but two galleries of images taken around the world on 15 May, from Antarctica to Cape Verde. You can check them out here and here.
- Finally, yesterday saw the return to earth of the first commercial space shuttle, and now we can watch video of the moment it returned to earth…
Video uploaded by SpaceVidsNet