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.
- Bertie Ahern has said he will resign from Fianna Fáil rather than wait for the outcome of a vote on his expulsion which was due to take place this week. The former Taoiseach rejected the findings of the Mahon Tribunal report as “inaccurate and unsubstantiated”.
- Meanwhile Bertie Ahern’s former partner Celia Larkin has described him as “sometimes downright rude” – but said she never thought of him as corrupt.
- French prosecutors have this evening charged the 29-year-old brother of Mohamed Merah with complicity in the murders of seven people in Toulouse.
- Want to know when the fiscal compact referendum will take place? The government is set to name the date on Tuesday.
- A British Conservative Party treasurer has resigned after he was secretly filmed offering access to Prime Minister David Cameron in exchange for financial donations.
- Former US vice president Dick Cheney has had a heart transplant.
- Did you get out to enjoy the sun today? Good news: the warm weather is set to last all week. Hurray!
(Thanks to Liam Byrne sent us this photo from Tramore beach today. Did you get any good photos in the sun? Send them to us at email@example.com)
- Barack Obama has told North Korea not to even think about going ahead with its plans to test a long-range rocket next month.
- Speaking of the US: an investigation has been launched into an Oklahoma airport after security staff were apparently filmed dragging a man face-down across the floor. Ouch.
- Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
- In this evening’s column, Sean Finn writes about how the HSE turned his expectations upside down during his mother’s treatment for cancer.
- “I was honest with the Tribunal and I gave it truthful evidence” – it’s the week in quotes.
- Finally, this video from Air New Zealand caught our eye today – probably because it’s the only inflight safety video we’ve ever seen featuring disco dancing, bandanas, and lots and lots of cheese: