EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you our essential run-down of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…
The referendum roundup:
- Fine Gael have said the situation of Longford mayor Jim Keogh is “under review”, after he revealed that he would be voting against the treaty in defiance of his party.
- Businessman Declan Ganley has officially launched his campaign against the fiscal treaty, saying the agreement does not address the issue of Ireland’s bank debt, RTÉ reports.
- A group of independent TDs and an MEP have called for the referendum to be delayed.
- And if you haven’t registered to vote, it’s now too late: today was the last day for inclusion on the supplementary register.
The rest of the day’s news:
- Going anywhere this weekend? If you’re flying with Ryanair you might want to check in online now – the airline has said its website will be down for much of the weekend, with anyone who hasn’t completed online check-in facing a €60 fine.
- Amid continuing uncertainty over the future of Greece, Michael Noonan has urged its political parties to overcome their differences and form a coalition.
- The co-founder of Facebook has renounced his US citizenship just days ahead of the company’s IPO. Meanwhile, here are eight things you may not know about Mark Zuckerberg.
- Ireland’s students are set to vote on whether to abandon their opposition to third-level tuition fees.
A 40-day-old Bengal White Tiger cub at Guiyang Forest Wild Zoo in Guizhou, China (ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/Press Association Images)
- The survivors of the Utoya island massacre in which more than 70 people died have described their desperate attempts to escape gunman Anders Behring Breivik.
- TDs and MPs in the British-Irish parliamentary assembly have weighed in on the debate over the future of RTÉ’s London office, calling on both governments to support the case for maintaining the bureau.
- Remember that €3.6billion accounting error? We may learn the truth about it next week…
- Bones have been exhumed from a crypt in Rome as police investigate the disappearance of a Vatican employee’s daughter.
- Tim Burton has fallen off a stage while promoting Dark Shadows. (He was fine.) Here’s the video…
- What are you up to tomorrow? If you’ve got a camera, you might want to check out this global crowdsourcing project.
- And finally: may we present a three-year-old child who is cooler than you or I will ever be. And enjoys the music of Nirvana.