Five things you need to know today

Germany suffers its fourth attack in one week, Irish teachers could face a ban for serious misconduct and TD Michael Healy-Rae asks a lot of questions

1. Ansbach bombing

Our correspondent in Germany Derek Scally has the latest updates. A 27-year-old Syrian man, who had been denied asylum in Germany a year ago, died on Sunday when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, a Bavarian state official told a news conference, according to a website.Bavaria interior minister Joachim Herrmann said the man had tried to commit suicide twice before.

2. Theresa May’s visit Northern Ireland

British prime minister Theresa May will visit Northern Ireland today to discuss preparations for leaving the European Union and the status of the border. Ms May has been put on notice that she faces a legal challenge from prominent Northern Ireland politicians and interest groups over Brexit.Mrs May will meet First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in Stormont.


3. Healy-Rae

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae makes The Irish Times' front page today. Mr Healy-Rae submitted 115 parliamentary questions to the Minister for Health one day last week, mostly inquiring about hospital appointments for individuals .The Kerry deputy said he was "absolutely inundated" with requests.

4. Teacher ban

Teachers could be banned from the classroom for serious misconduct or poor performance under fitness-to-teach measures due to come into force from today.The first hearings, likely to be held with the next nine to 12 months, will be held in public by default.

5. An Irish priest, ex-minister, nuns and cash

An Irish priest has been given a key role in an investigation into an astonishing corruption scandal that has convulsed Argentina for the past month.

The case, which involves a former government minister attempting to stash about US$9 million (¤8.2 million) mostly in cash at a small convent near Buenos Aires, has rocked the country's political system.Fr Tom O'Donnell (64), from Templeglantine, west Limerick, has been appointed to lead the Catholic Church's investigation into the affair.

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