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President Michael D Higgins during an Inspection of the Captains Guard of Honour during his visit in South Lebanon.
President Michael D Higgins during an Inspection of the Captains Guard of Honour during his visit in South Lebanon.
Image: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

WHAT’S THE STORY?

1. #PROMISES: The government are due to deliver its Spring Economic Statement in the Dáil later, laying out its roadmap for tax plans and spending measures over the next five years.

2. #DUBLIN: A couple in their 40s have been hospitalised after being attacked outside their home.

3. #GARDAÍ: The Garda Representative Association (GRA) annual conferenc have been told that after pay cuts, some officers are on incomes lower than people on social welfare.

4. #COURT: The trial of the alleged ‘Batman’ theatre gunman James Holmes has begun in Colarado.

5. #BALI NINE: Celebrities have taken part in a video urging the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to do more to save two nationals due to be executed in Indonesia.

6. #GAFFS: Property got a bit cheaper at the start of the year, but it’s rising again.

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