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- RTE is to axe Prime Time Investigates following an inquiry into how the programme ‘A Mission to Prey’ came to be broadcast by the station. Two senior executives have also left their positions and an external investigation is taking place into the programme.
- That’s how RTE is dealing with the report – but what happens to everyone else who worked on ‘A Mission to Prey’?
- Ireland’s TDs, Senators and MEPs have disclosed donations of €378,920 for 2011. Who received the most? Clue: He’s an independent Senator…
- Some rare good news for the economy: the tax take for 2012 so far is ahead of target. Whoo.
- But wait, don’t get too excited. The government’s official budget think-tank has warned that Ireland may need a mini-Budget later this year to cut spending and increase taxes.
- Junior minister Sean Sherlock has called for a consensus-driven debate on copyright law in Ireland. At a talk in Dublin today Sherlock also acknowledged that many people are “pissed off” with the government over the copyright debate.
- A 19-year-old injured in a road traffic accident in Wexford on Sunday died today of his injuries at Wexford General Hospital.
- If you’ve been outside at all today you may know this already, but Met Éireann has warned that tonight is going to be bitterly cold with snow expected in some parts of the country.
(Brrr. Unexpectedly cold weather in Dublin’s city centre today. Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
- Armed thieves made off with an undisclosed sum of cash in a transit van robbery in Meath this afternoon.
- It’s an unlikely duo: Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is set to climb Croagh Patrick with Enda Kenny later this month for charity.
- Police in Northern Ireland say a 47-year-old man and his daughter are lucky to be alive after being shot at by a masked man outside their home this morning.
- James Murdoch has resigned as chariman of BSkyB.
- The IMF needs more firepower to help keep fragile economies from going under – according to Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF.
- Want to see two giant panda meet for the very first time in Edinburgh Zoo? Warning: it’s adorable.
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