EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
- Cairo doctors say that three people have died in violent clashes today between protesters calling for urgent political reforms and riot police. Police have been trying to force protesters from Tahrir Square.
- Meanwhile, closer to home thousands of people took part in today’s protest against the closure of the Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit in Co Laois. Three of the facility’s residents are taking High Court action against the HSE’s plans to close the unit.
- The Occupy Dame Street protest group says it has been warned that the Central Bank will seek a High Court injunction against its camp outside the bank tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the government’s announcement that it was seeking a bailout from the EU and IMF. To mark the date, do you remember this Taiwanese animation review of Ireland’s economy which was released around that time?
- Nine out of ten survivors of rape and sexual assault know their attacker, according to new data released by the Rape Crisis Network.
- One man was arrested today in connection with an attack on Castlebar Garda Station in which an object on fire was thrown at two gardaí. No one was injured.
- A prosecutor with the International Criminal Court is to travel to Libya to meet with interim government officials over their intention to bring Muammar Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam to trial in Libya.
- In this evening’s column, Dublin-based Tomi Reichental movingly describes the day he and the other children at Bergen-Belsen realised the true horrors of the Nazi concentration camp.
- Minister Leo Varadkar has indicated that the government will go ahead with cuts to child benefit payments in Budget 2012. Meanwhile, documents seen by TheJournal.ie show that the European Commission estimates that cutting tens of thousands of public service jobs in Ireland will save €300 million less than the Irish government believes.
- A booklet containing security details about US President Barack Obama’s recent brief visit to Australia has been found on the street in Canberra. Oops…
- It’s Sunday, traditionally a day of rest, so put your feet this evening and treat yourself to a hand-picked selection of this week’s finest writing on the web with the Sitdown Sunday.
And if you’re looking for something cute and fuzzy to cheer you up this evening, you need look no further than this little guy:
(Video uploaded by MrNuraT)