NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.

The Labour Party filed an ethics complaint against former junior minister Damien English to the Dáil’s Committee on Members’ Interests.

  • An anti-refugee campaigner was barred from using social media after he appeared in court charged with incitement to hatred over online posts.
  • Trooper Shane Kearney is being discharged from Beaumont Hospital to continue his recovery at home.
  • The plea from Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman to ministerial colleagues to find large buildings and facilities to house refugees “is a reflection of the strain the system is under”, according to the finance minister.
  • Bank of Ireland and KBC completed a major transfer of assets as the latter bank prepares to pull out of Ireland.
  • Ireland has one of the highest per capita debt burdens in the world at around €44,250 per citizen.
  • The FSAI announced a further recall of raw chicken products due to the possible presence of Salmonella. 

    #US US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed a diplomatic trip to China after the discovery of a Chinese balloon flying over sensitive American sites.

    #UKRAINE EU officials travelled to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a high-level summit.

    #RIP Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne died at age 88. 


    Six artists will compete on The Late Late Show this evening for the chance to represent Ireland at the Eurovision in May.

    Reporter Carl Kinsella visited RTÉ Studios for a sneak preview – here’s what he saw (and heard).

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