NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
Union bosses attend Dublin Bus talks (Photocall Ireland)
- Talks aimed at resolving the dispute at Dublin Bus were wrapped up early this morning, with unions to be balloted on the measures discussed.
- A three-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital in Crumlin with serious injuries after being struck by a car in rural Cork.
- A new opinion poll showed support for Fine Gael holding up in the wake of the passing of the abortion bill, with a slight drop for Labour.
- Two men were recovering after being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after their car crashed off a bridge and into a ravine.
- Gardaí appealed for witnesses to a bank-drop robbery: an Eddie Rocket’s worker was intercepted by thieves as he carried the cash.
- Lawyers for Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady – accused in the US of causing the death of an infant – called for the case to be struck out.
- Amnesty International joined calls for a full independent public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombings.
- Five people were arrested and €316,000 worth of cannabis was seized in separate operations in Limerick and Rosslare.
- A Fine Gael senator has stood over his comments suggesting attempts to recall the Seanad were a “political stunt”.
- There was outrage over an article on a student website – ‘A One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ - that told men how to ‘prey’ on women.
- The installation of water meters began in Co Kildare as part of a scheme expected to cost around €539 million.
- “I haven’t actually thought about it” – Miriam O’Callaghan’s response to the question of whether she would like to replace Pat Kenny.
(Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
#SPAIN: It emerged an automatic braking system had been due to be fitted at the site where a train crashed last month, killing 79 people.
#CANADA: There was also a development regarding the other major rail crash last month: the company whose runaway train caused an explosion that killed 47 filed for bankruptcy.
#WIKILEAKS: Julian Assange said he would not publicly address Swedish sex allegations before his bid for office in Australia because “Australian men don’t like to talk about their private lives”.
- Ever wanted to have a live 24/7 link-up to Andy Warhol’s grave? Someone, somewhere did – so… now that exists. [Mashable]
- And, at last, someone has invented an augmented reality sandpit. (Still no sign of the flying car or the hover-board being invented though, even though we’re getting dangerously close to 2015). [Buzzfeed Tech]
A British woman gave birth to a 13lb 6oz baby. Naturally, and without an epidural. And the Press Association provided this graphic which slightly undermined that achievement: