An Focal Five – News you need to know
Tuesday, 10 July
An Focal brings you the top five news stories you need to know today.
1. Cork city council supports gay marriage
CORK city council has voted unanimously to support gay marriage, becoming the first council in the nation to do so.
2. Congolese rebels move east as former warlord is convicted
REBELS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are threatening the eastern city of Goma today. This comes as a former rebel leader, warlord Thomas Lubanga, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers.
3. Health Minister has unpaid debts
MINISTER for Health, Dr James Reilly, has been listed with unpaid debts in the financial publication, Stubbs Gazette. The unpaid debt relates to an investment in a nursing home consortium, though exact details remain unclear. No minister has ever before been listed as a debtor in the publication.
4. Limerick will become National City of Culture
LIMERICK city has been named as Ireland’s first National City of Culture, which will take effect in 2014. The University of Limerick has welcomed the initiative. Details have yet to emerge.
5. Egyptian parliament defies military, court order
EGYPT’S newly elected parliament defied a court order and the military to convene briefly on the orders of President Mohamed Morsi. The parliament then adjourned, leaving its powers in the hands of the president.
Posted by Darragh Roche, Editor on at 12:22 pm.
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