EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – as well as any bits and pieces you may have missed…
On the landmark EU agreement…
- Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said he is certain the EU deal will solve the region’s debt crisis. Meanwhile, we’ve been looking at how the global press saw the events – with some strong opinions on show.
- Opposition leaders here have warned that Britain’s opt-out could have serious consequences for Ireland – but nevertheless, a survey has revealed that most Irish people are still in favour of the single currency.
- And we’ve been analysing the situation, asking: Why would Ireland stick with the euro?
In the day’s other news…
- The HSE has announced an investigation into its handling of a family whose father was yesterday convicted of raping and torturing four of his daughters over 18 years. There have been reports that the family came into contact with health authorities as early as 2000.
- Tributes have been paid to a mother killed alongside her 14-year-old daughter in a car crash in Mayo last night. It’s emerged that Sandra Herbert, 40, worked for the Road Safety Authority.
- Former Anglo Irish Bank chief Séan FitzPatrick has been released without charge after his arrest yesterday.
- Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is out of hospital after being taken ill in the Dáil yesterday. His constituency secretary told TheJournal.ie Michael was “himself again today” – while the man himself tweeted:
- In other political-health news, it’s emerged that new President Michael D Higgins will take time out from his schedule next week to have surgery on the knee he broke while on a humanitarian mission.
- If you’re going out tonight, wrap up warm. It’s going to be cold – although not as cold as it was last night.
Ring-tailed lemurs stay warm with an electric heater at a zoo in Chengdy, China (cdsb/AP/Press Association Images)
- The CEO of a giant UK bank has outlined his employment philosophy, revealing that more than 30 employees were asked to leave as they violated his “no jerks” policy…
- Thinking about making a Christmas cake? Just be glad you’re not in Norway – the entire country has run out of butter, reports the Vancouver Sun.
- Singer Sinéad O’Connor has married for the fourth time – tying the knot with Barry Herridge in a Cadillac in Vegas, before revealing a little too much about the couple’s celebrations…
- And finally: you call that a Christmas light display? THIS is a Christmas light display: