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.
- #MAHON: The barrister whose ad led to the establishment of the Mahon tribunal has called for an anti-corruption commission to be set up. In a column for TheJournal.ie, Colm Mac Eochaidh also revealed that no-one ever claimed the initial IR£10,000 reward he offered in 1995 for information about planning corruption.
- In the column, Colm Mac Eochaidh writes that he had thought the Tribunal would only last two months – and that if it had been televised, Bertie Ahern would never have survived as long as he did.
- Two more party members have resigned from Fianna Fáil today as the fall-out from the Mahon Tribunal report continues.
- Meanwhile TDs have been debating the report in the Dáil this evening on the first day of a debate which will last three days. Here’s everything that has happened.
In the rest of today’s non-Mahon news:
- With just four days to go, more than one million homes have not yet paid the controversial €100 household charge.
- It’s official: the fiscal compact referendum will be held on Thursday 31 May.
- Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan answered some tough questions in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon.
(Did you get a chance to enjoy the warm weather today? Here’s some people who definitely did out at Bull Island on Dollymount Strand today. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
- Lucinda Creighton said Denis O’Brien shouldn’t be invited to a major government economic forum – but is the government going to go ahead and invite him anyway?
- Enda Kenny has been busy telling China all the good reasons to visit Ireland – but what were they?
- Barack Obama has joined Pinterest (and posted a nice recipe for some chilli).
- In an unusual move, the government is set to pass a Fianna Fail bill in the Dáil this evening.
- Dublin Zoo’s baby gorilla turns one this weekend. Aw.
- And finally, we’ve already posted our favourite Mad Men-style Falling into Dublin Bay of the Day. The hit show is back on this side of the Atlantic tonight – so here’s a trailer for the much anticipated season 5: