EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.
- Happy St Patrick’s Day! Have you had a good one so far? Whether you made it to a parade or not, you can check out the best photos of Dublin’s giant parade here. Over 500,000 people took to the streets of the capital today, with thousands more attending parades in cities, towns and villages around the country. Yay!
- But it wasn’t just about Ireland. Iconic sites around the world, including the Sydney Opera House and the Leaning Tower of Pisa all went green for the day. Which one do you think looks the best?
- In other news: the FA cup game between Tottenham and Bolton has been abandoned this evening after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Muamba has been hospitalised after receiving CPR to resuscitate him but there is no news yet on his condition.
- The wife of the Kony 2012 campaigner who was detained for masturbating in public and vandalising cars has said that the rampage wasn’t connected to drug or alcohol use. Well, that clears that up then…
- A group of artists have taken over the abandoned shell of what was to have been Anglo’s headquarters in Dublin and are staging a guerilla exhibition on the site. Check out the pics and the reason why they’re doing it here.
- Brendan Howlin has said that the investigation into the banking crash needs to speed up and make findings. The Minister for Public Expenditure also suggested that the referendum on public inquiries could be rerun.
US President Barack Obama enjoys – or at least, drinks – a Guinness at The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub in Washington today with his cousin Henry Healy and Ollie Hayes, a pub owner from Moneygall. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)
- The Vatican has launched an unprecedented criminal investigation into the leaking of confidential documents which documented corruption and financial mismanagement in the Holy See.
- A motorcyclist in his early 30s has been killed in a collision in Sligo. The man was fatally injured in the collision in the village of Easkey this afternoon.
- It should have been a great day for Ireland but it wasn’t – at least, when it comes to rugby. Here’s what happened in the England-Ireland Six Nations game this evening (if you can bear to read the details)
- The 80-year-old billionaire inventor of Red Bull died today. Insert joke about Red Bull giving him angel wings here…
- Beaumont Hospital has put in place visitor restrictions after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug in the Dublin hospital.
- Dozens of people are believed to have been killed in twin explosions which hit the Syrian capital of Damascus earlier. Preliminary investigations suggest that car bombs were involved in the attacks which left at least one hundred others wounded.
- George Clooney has been released from jail after being arrested yesterday in a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington. Phew.
- Finally, for the day that’s in it, we couldn’t decide on a suitable cheesy Irish song – so we went with this one instead. Have a good one: