EVERY DAY, 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.
- The #tweetgate controversy over RTÉ’s Frontline presidential debate continued today with the Taoiseach announcing the Cabinet will not order a review of the programme. Meanwhile, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has confirmed that is has not seen any direct evidence that would make it consider the matter further.
- TV3 has told Senator David Norris that he “can always watch the Late Late show” following his strong criticism of its programme Tallafornia, which he called compulsive, repulsive and obnoxious.
- Fine Gael TD has called on the Mahon Tribunal to tell the public when it will publish its findings, stating the “taxpayer has a right to know”. Are you a bit rusty on the details of the 15-year-long proceedings? Hugh O’Connell has put together a handy who’s who just for you.
- As a result of a cooperation policy, senior PSNI Officers will be allowed to apply for promotion to senior ranks in the Garda Siochána.
- In Syria, a human rights group has accused government forces of planting landmines along Turkey and Lebanon borders – the escape routes for fleeing refugees.
- Displaced Priory Hall residents continued their fight today with a protest outside Leinster House.
- Investigations got underway today into an incident last night in which a nine-year-old girl was struck by a train near her Tipperary town home.
Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi took style guidance from Queen Elizabeth II: When visiting Ireland, wear green.
- Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four others have been arrested by police in the UK over phone hacking allegations.
- A ratings agency has upgraded Greece. Yes, UPgraded.
- Over in France, far-right leader Marine Le Pen has secured enough support to run in this year’s presidential election.
- “No Irish need apply”: Down in Australia, some Irish people are giving their fellow countrymen and women a bad name because of bad behaviour at work.
- America says goodbye to Riverdance after 16 years.
- Two Irish players have been shortlisted for the Six Nations Player of the Tournament. Can you guess which ones? TheScore.ie has the answers.
- The lads at TheScore.ie have also been busy keeping us up-to-date with everything happening at Cheltenham on Day One of the festival.
- Ryan Tubridy is trying to break the US. Not really, but he did appear on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today.
- Check this out – a company in Guatemala has transformed bicycles into fuel and electricity-free blenders, washing machines and degrainers. Recycling at its best and most useful: