NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of today’s news…
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- The weather was terrible again, leaving 215,000 without power, causing damage to buildings and vehicles and tipping a plane over in Shannon.
- Members of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission were grilled by an Oireachtas committee today about a surveillance sweep at its headquarters.
- Senator John Gilroy said he won’t actually be seeking the Labour party nomination for the European election.
- The Taoiseach has ordered a report on an alleged conversation between a garda whistleblower and another person about Minister Shatter which was read out in the Dáil yesterday.
- The Anglo trial heard that the Maple 10 group of clients were referred to as the ’10 heroes’.
- A homeless woman who bedded down in TD Joan Collins’ office was offered accommodation after a Facebook appeal.
- A quarter of a million Irish households have less than €15,000 a year to live on.
- Tributes were made to founding member of The Chieftains, Seán Potts, who passed away.
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#BELGIUM: A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.
#SPACE: China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover has died on the moon’s surface after experiencing a mechanical control abnormality last month.
#SOUTH KOREA: 2,500 couples got married at a mass wedding.
- A cyber attack disrupted Bitcoin trades. [BBC]
- Speaking of currencies, a Limerick company lets businesses get paid in almost any one they want.
- It turns out a lot of people watched those personalised Facebook videos.
Have you been checking in on the games at Sochi? The New York Times have put together this great interactive feature on snowboarder Shaun White.
First published 20:50