NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
Rehab Group’s Angela Kerins at a board meeting today where her salary was revealed to the media. (Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
- It was revealed that Rehab‘s Angela Kerins earns €240,000 a year.
- Gardaí are treating the death of Sonia Blount at a Dublin hotel yesterday as murder.
- A man in his 30s was charged in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Latvian national on Saturday.
- Gardaí are awaiting the post-mortem of a 65-year-old Offaly man who sustained serious head injuries. [RTÉ]
- It was revealed that a Catholic group taped students together with sticky tape during a talk about chastity.
- A group calling themselves ‘the IRA‘ claimed responsibility for suspicious devices sent to British army recruitment centres.
- One developer told the Anglo trial he was told the bank would be “gone in a week” if he took a loan to buy shares.
- A report found massive variations in the mortality rates at Irish hospitals for heart attack patients.
- Four women shared their stories of facing eviction and homelessness.
- We found out where 28 ministers will be spending their St Patrick’s Day.
Police stand around the aircraft after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva (Image: Salvatore Di Nolfi/AP).
#HIJACKING: No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled this morning when a co-pilot hijacked his own plane because it happened outside of business hours, the country’s airforce said. [AFP]
#NORTH KOREA: The UN said North Korea’s leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity, including exterminating, starving and enslaving its population. [AFP]
#SOUTH KOREA: Ten people are said to be dead, and dozens trapped in South Korea building collapse.
- Facebook can predict when you’re going to fall in love. [Business Insider]
- Passwords may be a thing of the past. Google has invested in a security system that uses soundwaves to verify a user’s identity.
- Scientists in Britain have developed genetically modified potatoes that can resist blight. [BBC]
This great strip from xkcd shows the frequency of a number of different events. Out favourites include ‘Someone buys a vibrator’, ‘Someone’s pet cat kills a mockingbird’ and ‘A Sagittarius named Amelia drinks a soda’.
First published 21:00