EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
- It’s been another agonising day for the families of the three fishermen missing from the sunken trawler Tit Bonhomme. The search effort again ended without results, despite an influx of volunteers joining Coast Guard and other teams in Cork’s Glandore Bay.
- A man has been charged over the killing of a 24-year-old in Passage West, Cork on Thursday. Tony Leahy, 23, will appear in Cork District Court on Monday.
- How many abusive emails did the EU official who publicly clashed with broadcaster Vincent Browne last week receive? A “large number”, according to her spokesperson…
- Doctors today performed the world’s first ever triple limb transplant – giving a patient in Turkey two new arms and a leg.
- France and Germany are mounting a new push for the ‘harmonisation’ of EU corporation tax rates, according to reports – which suggest the Government is likely to face renewed heavy pressure over the issue. Meanwhile, Greek talks with bondholders have broken down unexpectedly.
- The family of missing man Gerard Daly, 43, have told of their “devastation” seven months after his disappearance. Gerard’s sister told TheJournal.ie they now fear Gerard may be dead, but believe witnesses may have crucial information.
- A ‘deep clean’ is being carried out in the Belfast hospital ward where three newborn babies have died after an outbreak of infection.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague has his make up done today ahead of a performance for Chinese New Year in Temple Bar (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
- That Gary Glitter Twitter account? It was a fake – but all for a good reason, according to its creator.
- If you were wondering how many millions the Government spent on legal fees last year, the answer is: this many millions.
- An Aer Arann pilot was prevented from taking control of a flight last week after failing an alcohol breath test, it has emerged.
- “I’d lost over a grand, and it wasn’t even 11 o’clock on Christmas morning.” A one-time addict explains why online gambling is worse than being hooked on drugs.
- A woman’s body has been found in a submerged corridor of the Costa Concordia, hours after leaking diesel fuel was discovered in the ocean around the capsized cruise ship.
- What nearly cost $44.8million? Find out in TheJournal.ie’s week in numbers…
- You’d think that if you accidentally shot a three-inch nail into your head, you might at least notice.
- Is this the strangest local news report ever?
- And finally: what do you do when you’re a tennis ball girl asked to remove a sizeable insect from the court? Get on with it, that’s what: