NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
- Thousands of people in the capital were inconvenienced today by an all-out strike at Dublin Bus: Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has ruled out getting involved directly in the dispute.
- A man in his early 20s was arrested by gardaí investigating the 2007 killing of Paul Quinn, who was beaten to death in a Monaghan barn.
- Gardaí in Cork are questioning a Spanish national tonight, after he passed €10,000 worth of ingested cannabis pellets in hospital earlier.
- There was a court appearance in relation to another, more mundane, drugs seizure in Rosslare.
- And – in what was a busy weekend for both the Revenue’s Customs Service and gardaí – cannabis worth €2.4 million was uncovered at a house in Oldcastle.
- There’s been another death on the nation’s roads (the third this weekend) – a young man died when his car struck a wall in Co Meath.
- 49-year-old Denis Nulty asked the congregation to pray for the loved ones of the Chada brothers as he was ordained Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
- Two men were said by rescuers to be “shocked and traumatised” after their boat capsized near a pier in west Cork.
- And Irish Rail unions are reportedly calling for a levy to be placed on the free travel pass.
(Press Association Images)
#AUSTRALIA Recently installed prime minister Kevin Rudd (above) has named 7 September as election day in Australia, as he hopes to complete a stunning political comeback.
#ZIMBABWE Robert Mugabe is facing growing international pressure after claiming a landslide election victory, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling the result “deeply flawed”.
#AMERICA Several US embassies were closed today amid a heightened terror threat: Barack Obama’s national security team held high-level talks at the White House to discuss the issue.
- Many of Twitter’s most prominent users fell silent today in a boycott of the social media site over abusive messages.
- Scientists at Harvard have invented a new technology that allows humans to control animals with their minds! (more details in our web news roundup…)
(Image courtesy of Jakub Walutek)