NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
- The Archbishop of Dublin has called for an investigation into all mother-and-baby homes in Ireland.
- A man died after a hijacked taxi crashed into a pole in Dublin.
- The final seats of the 2014 Local Elections were filled.
- Gardaí seized €40,000 worth of cannabis in Longford, and a similar amount of washing powder in Dublin.
- Local authorities are investigating a potential new pyrite problem. [RTÉ]
- A man was charged by police in Northern Ireland with directing a terrorist organisation.
- Dozens of people finished a climb of four Irish peaks in one weekend.
#AFGHANISTAN: The death toll after flash floods hit the Baghlan province rose to 80.
#BRAZIL: Paddy Power said it had not cut down a section of the Amazon rainforest.
#EGYPT: Former army chief Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as the country’s president. [Reuters]
#MALAYSIA: Families of those on Flight MH370 have set up a fund to reward insiders who come forward with information regarding the plane’s disappearance.
- A computer, for the first time, convinced people that it wasn’t a computer. [The Independent]
- Google said it may flag when it has removed results under a recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. [The Guardian]
Fashion designers were asked in 1939 to predict what people would be wearing in 2000. Women were expected have a headlight ‘to help find an honest man’, and although men will not be wearing ties, they will be fitted with “a telephone, a radio, and containers for coins, keys, and candy for cuties.” Watch here. [VintageFashions/YouTube]