EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main stories – as well as any bits and pieces you may have missed…
- Hundreds of undocumented workers have marched on the Dáil this evening to highlight their plight – carrying banners reading “Santa is Undocumented too”.
- A new opinion poll shows a dramatic ten-point decline in support for the Government. The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for tomorrow’s Sunday Times shows the coalition’s support is now just 26 per cent, RTÉ reports.
- Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If not, it might be worth hanging on – as retailers said sales could begin as soon as next week. We’ve also been looking at some interesting nuggets about how we are spending this Christmas…
- What are you stocking up on to get you through the festive season? Join the discussion here.
- And if you were planning on heading North for any of your shopping, be wary. Police have warned shoppers to be careful of fake £50 notes reportedly circulating in several towns.
Looking for an, erm, unusual gift? These “tattooed” goldfish have gone on display in China, showing off Chinese writing that apparently take half a year to form after a special injection (ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/Press Association Images)
- At least one person has been arrested in Ireland as part of a Europe-wide crackdown on videos of child sexual abuse which saw more than 100 suspects taken into custody.
- Is Ireland heading straight into a fresh recession? We’ve been rounding up what the experts think…
- Bicycle fans are up in arms after Dublin council axed its only cycling officer – despite official policy calling for an increase in the numbers using bikes.
- What were the most annoying words of 2011? We’ve been looking at some options – and you readers have given us some pretty good suggestions…
- Have you switched your bank account recently? A Central Bank survey has found that many customers looking for a change may be discouraged by banks’ poor practices in the area.
- Irish comedian Graham Norton has taken a gong at the British Comedy Awards in London – edging out Alan Carr, Charlie Brooker and Harry Hill.
- And finally, if you’re looking for a Christmas getaway that’s just a little bit different, how about a spot of ‘salt boarding’? These guys certainly look like they’re having fun: