EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
- Close to 500 new jobs have been announced by three US-based firms at their operations in Ireland. The companies are investing more than €130million in total.
- Fianna Fáil are likely to support a ‘Yes’ campaign in any referendum on the new EU treaty, party leader Micheál Martin has said. He told an audience: “We’ve never voted against an European treaty and I don’t believe we’ll start with this one.”
- A controversial article on autism by clinical psychologist Tony Humphreys has been criticised by the Psychological Society of Ireland, which said it was not supported by the evidence.
- Enda Kenny has again stressed that Ireland will not burn its bondholders – exactly a year after Leo Varadkar famously told an audience: “The bank’s aren’t getting another cent.”
- More than €14.5million has been spent on policing operations at the Rossport Shell to Sea protest over the last five years – not including basic garda salaries.
- Modern day slavery exists in Ireland, writes Gráinne O’Toole in tonight’s column. Here she explains how it works.
- All right, who invited all the sharks to this tea party?
Lava flows during an eruption of the Mount Etna volcano in Italy early this morning (Carmelo Imbesi/AP/Press Association Images)
- You may remember Enda’s recent gaffe involving Kathleen Lynch’s “flaming red hair”. Has the New York Times followed in his footsteps?
- Greek leaders have finally struck a deal on sweeping austerity measures to win their next bite of the bailout.
- President Michael D Higgins has announced his first official State visit. Where do you think he’s off to?
- Bomb disposal experts have defused a World War One-era grenade found on a farm in Co Laois.
- Remember the ‘Big Man’ who dealt roughly with scottish fare dodgers? Well, he’s had some good news…
- Today marks 20 years since a wave of demonstrations gripped Ireland around the X Case. We’ve been looking back at the deeply divisive abortion protests, in photos.
- And finally: does your job ever feel like walking on a tightrope? Ours does. But hey – at least it’s not actually walking on a tightrope. Here’s Andy Lewis – star of the Superbowl half-time show – showing what he can do: