NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.
- Two women died in a single-vehicle crash in Donegal.
- A nationwide review of all Traveller accommodation found fire risks and widespread overcrowding at sites.
- Gardaí issued an appeal after four tourists were attacked by a gang in Dublin city.
- Minister for Transport Shane Ross reiterated his statement that he would not be intervening in the Dublin Bus dispute.
- Bus Éireann workers will be balloted for strike action after they were told they would not be getting a pay rise.
- The Citizens’ Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle, with the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution first topic up for discussion.
- A specially enlarged jury panel of 15 was sworn in for the trial former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick.
#CANADA: Over 19,000 students on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools.
#US: Donald Trump used money from his charity to fund his legal bills, according to the Washington Post.
#SYRIA: Four medics were killed and a nurse critically wounded after an airstrike hit a clinic in a village near Syria’s second city Aleppo.
#SPAIN: A niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead after she was abducted and held for ransom for several days.
- Amsterdam will soon launch the world’s first “roboats” – driverless boats on its canals (via phys.org).
- Google’s new messaging app Allo isn’t as secure for privacy as the company said it was going to be (via The Guardian).
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