EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
- Temperatures are rising as the fiscal treaty campaign gets going, with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin challenging Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams to a head-to-head debate. Meanwhile, we’ve been looking at how Government TDs are using Twitter to push their side of the debate - and asking: Have you read the treaty yet?
- Father Kevin Reynolds is “not out for revenge” on RTÉ over the Mission to Prey programme which libelled him, his solicitor has said. Robert Dore said Fr Reynolds was “not a vindictive person”.
- Have you had a taste of bank holiday sunshine today? If so, savour it – the rest of the weekend isn’t looking too hot.
- An Irish soldier has died after being hit by a stray bullet while training on a British Army exercise in South Wales. Tributes have been paid to Michael Maguire, from Bantry, Co Cork, by his commanding officers and others.
- It’s back across the water for Ryan Tubridy. Tubs must have impressed BBC bosses last year, as he’s now set to stand in for Chris Evans this summer on his high-profile Radio 2 breakfast show.
- What took a postcard 64 years? We’ve crunched the numbers for the week in statistics.
- France’s election hangs in the balance, but it’s not looking great for Nicolas Sarkozy.
- What links Miss Ireland, bungalows and al-Qaeda? We’ve been reading the week’s news – skewed
- The mother of 24-year-old Brendan Donnelly – killed by a drunk driver in 2009 – has described her campaign for “Brendan’s Law“, which she said could help prevent more deaths on the road.
- Why do some tech startups go stratospheric, and other fizzle out? John Gleeson looks at one Irish success story for the winning recipe…
Any room in there? Hundreds of swimmers enjoy an outdoor pool in Nanning, China (ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/Press Association Images)
- The editors of Vogue magazine have signed a pact to promote a healthy body image in its pages, pledging not to work with models who appear to have eating disorders.
- Young Calum Geary for Cork was born deaf – but this week the 3 1/2 year old had the first signs of hearing after a cutting-edge “bionic ear” implant was switched on.
- The trial of 9/11 “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others has begun in earnest. The five face 2,976 counts of murder, among other charges.
- A six-year-old schoolboy has been suspended for sexual harassment in Colorado after singing lyrics from a LMFAO song to a classmate.
- Missiles, effigies and a mass wedding – it must be the week in photos.
- After the untimely death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch, we’ve been looking at these 6 videos that sum up the group’s groundbreaking career.
- Will you be looking out for the ‘super moon’ tonight? Here’s all you need to know - and you can send any snaps of the lunar loveliness to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet @thejournal_ie.
- And finally – you think potholes in Ireland are bad? Spare a thought for this taxi driver in Kirov, Russia, who went for an accidental swim: