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 along the way.
- A new poll has found that almost half of voters support the upcoming EU fiscal treaty referendum – but almost one in five voters don’t know how they’re going to vote.
- With just one week before the final deadline, thousands of people have turned out at a rally in Dublin today to protest the controversial household charge.
- However there may be some tension in the ranks: three TDs were unhappy about plans for today’s rally and warned the Socialist Party against trying to dominate the anti-household charge campaign.
- Good news for commuters in Dublin: the red line of the Luas is back to normal. Finally!
- A key member of the so-called ‘Drumcondra mafia’ has tried to defend Bertie Ahern over the Mahon tribunal revelations. Tough job…
- Speaking of Mahon: how many times does the word ‘corrupt’ appear in the final report? And how many TDs voted against establishing the Tribunal? Find out here: the Mahon Tribunal in numbers.
(An anonymous reader spotted this in Limerick today and sent it in to us at email@example.com. We’re guessing there’s a reason it was written on the wall of a financial institution…)
- Two men have appeared in court today in connection with the death of 22-year-old Ciarán O’Connell in Cavan, who died on Wednesday from injuries he sustained in an attack on St Patrick’s Day.
- Should Padraig Flynn still get his EU Commission pension given the findings of the Mahon report?
- In this evening’s column, Louise Marlborough explains why she set up an organisation to take over empty properties and use them for art exhibitions.
- Gardaí are seeking help from the public in finding a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing from Co Wicklow.
- Happy Hunger Games! At least, it is for the people who made the film: it’s been out for just one day and it’s already setting box office records.
- It’s (almost) officially summer time. Yay! Don’t forget to put your clocks forward by one hour at 1am tonight.
- And finally… are you braver than this girl? Really? Are you sure? Cos this is pretty brave: