EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you our essential run-down of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…
The referendum roundup:
- Vincent Browne has offered to step aside as moderator for a proposed TV3 debate between Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams. His announcement came after the Taoiseach had earlier ruled out appearing on any programme hosted by Browne, saying “I do not do the Vincent Browne show.”
- Meanwhile, things got heated in the Dáil earlier as Eamon Gilmore and Richard Boyd-Barrett exchanged colourful language over the referendum – sparring over a “fetish” for “orgies and arousal”. Oo-er.
In the rest of the day’s news:
- Fine Gael councillor Therese Ridge has had the whip removed and been formally asked to resign over the findings of the Mahon Tribunal. The party’s disciplinary committee said her actions were “wholly inappropriate”.
- An air and sea search for a baby that had apparently gone overboard from a ferry in Belfast Lough has been called off, with the PSNI stating that the reports were “incorrect”. A woman is being treated in hospital.
- Uncertainty continues in Greece as its political parties struggle to form a viable coalition. The country is headed for another round of destabilising elections if no government can be formed.
- Ever wished that Instagram could be a real camera? Well, it is now thanks to this pioneering instant-printing device.
School tour! Twelve students and their teacher test this multi-rider bike designed by their class in Liuzhou, China. The bike is five metres long and has 16 seats altogether. (ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/Press Association Images)
- Almost a quarter of Irish adults believe women are “easy” if they carry condoms, a new study has revealed.
- Following the deaths of twin brothers in Limerick, a city councillor has spoken out about the need to tackle the city’s drug problem. “A tragedy like this is enormous,” Michael Hourigan told TheJournal.ie.
- If you’ve got €7.5million to spare – and who hasn’t? – you could probably do worse than blow it on Charles Haughey’s lavish former estate. Check out these photos just to make sure.
- You saw the video of Prince Charles presenting the weather forecast, right?
- Can we blow our own trumpet for just one second? New figures show Distilled Media – which includes TheJournal.ie and our sister sites – is now Ireland’s largest online publishing group.
- Don’t pretend you haven’t been waiting for this: former Green TD Paul Gogarty has released his musical debut. Sneak a listen here.
- Did you know you can protect your home wi-fi with wallpaper?
- And finally: I don’t know about you, but this is how we’re getting around from now on: