EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
- Ireland has smaller families, more divorce, and less religion than it did six years ago, according to preliminary results from the census. Here are some of the highlights.
- Even Dragons cry sometimes: In this evening’s column, Gavin Duffy writes about what brought him to tears on last Sunday night’s episode of Dragon’s Den.
- It’s official: Michael Noonan has announced a deal on promissory notes which means the first €3.1 billion payment won’t have to be made this weekend after all.
- The recession is catching up to RTE: the top presenters are to take a pay cut of at least 30 per cent as part of a major cost-cutting plan.
- In honour of the greatest news anchor of all time who last night announced his comeback: Who said it: Kay Burley or Ron Burgundy?
(The only known surviving first class ticket from the Titanic at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool earlier today. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)
- The criminal justice system is failing the public – so says the Garda Representative Association following the publication of the report into the escape of Martin McDermott from an open prison.
- Did you enjoy the good weather again today? You may not want to read this…
- Some UK petrol stations have had to shut after a surge in fuel panic-buying – but what’s caused it?
- The general strike in Spain today has led to some outbreaks of violence - as well as the cancellation of a number of Ryanair and Aer Lingus flights.
- Award-winning poet Adrienne Rich has died at her home in California.
- Finally, we’re going to ignore the fact that this is an ad and just focus on the good thing about it: an elephant using its trunk to play with a touchscreen phone. What’s not to love? Our favourite bit is when he uses the pen to draw some abstract art.