first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…Protests at the Bellnaboy site two years ago. (See Shell licence story below.) Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandWe understand that you’ll have noticed that there was a Budget announcement today. We also understand that you may have had your fill of it.If you do want to catch up on the key points of Budget 2014, we have a handy guide here.If you prefer a blow-by-blow account, our liveblog is crammed with news, reaction, pics and video here.If you want to access all of’s coverage on Budget 2014, have a browse here. Otherwise, let’s see what else has being going on home and abroad today that you really might need to know:IRISHShell has lost a licence to operate a gas terminal at Bellnaboy in Co Mayo.Newly-released John Gilligan swears he had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin’s murder.The Simon Community charity had its only van stolen by what we must assume was a pack of lousers.A Garda detective who appeared as an actor in Love/Hate is facing an inquiry.Half of the Cabinet got stuck in a lift in Government buildings (before the Budget so it makes it in here).A single-car crash in the early hours of the morning in Meath killed a young man – and injured five others.A man in his 60s was hospitalised in an aggravated burglary in Dublin – three have been arrested.Former junior minister Ivor Callely will be tried on mobile phone expense claims in March next year. [RTÉ]Gardai raised €5 million by policing special events and festivals since 2012.INTERNATIONAL#PHILIPPINES: The above image from PA Images in Cebu shows the impact of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines today. The death toll is now over 90.#SYRIA: Starving men, women and children in Syria have been given permission by clerics to eat normally forbidden meats- such as cats, dogs and donkeys that have been killed in fighting.#USA: Fiscal talks are in limbo, laments the New York Times, as the government shutdown there continues.#PALESTINE: Swiss scientists found traces of radioactive polonium-210 on Yasser Arafat’s private belongings, adding to claims that he was poisoned, The Guardian reports.INNOVATIONLove wi fi? What if our airwaves became so congested with wireless data that they became “polluted”? Say hello to the ‘spectrum crunch’. [BBC Future]PARTING SHOTApologies if you’re tired of Breaking Bad obsessives. But this may well be the most obsessive gesture of the most obsessive. has this graphic of every outfit the character ever wore in the TV show:last_img read more