OUCH: A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring at the end of the third running of the bulls in Pamplona in Spain today. (Photo: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
THESE ARE THE things you need to know as we round of the day in three easy steps.
THINGS WE LEARNED
#PHOENIX PARK: A 22-year-old man from Clondalkin in Dublin has been charged in relation to a stabbing at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday. Raymond Donnan was refused bail and will appear in court again on Friday morning.
#FOUND: Separately, 19-year-old Aoife Finan from Cork who had been missing since the Phoenix Park concert has been found safe and well.
#FINANCES: More than 1.8 million people in Ireland have €100 or less to spend each month after their household bills are paid, with almost half of consumers saying they struggle to pay their bills on time.
#CONSTITUTIONAL: The High Court has rejected a challenge by Independent TD Thomas Pringle which claimed that the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was incompatible with the Irish Constitution.
#EVACUATION: Residents of an apartment block in Dundrum in Dublin are to be evacuated from their homes after it emerged that some parts of the building do not comply with fire regulations.
#THALIDOMIDE: Members of the Irish Thalidomide Association have commenced legal action against the State after accusing the government of “weaseling out” of its commitments.
THINGS WE LOVED
- Some time in the 1970s, a man called George submitted photos of himself to Playgirl magazine in the hope of being chosen as a centrefold. Not only did he not get picked, but this is the rejection letter he received. Ouch.
- You may not have ever heard of her, but BBC.co.uk has this profile of the world’s richest woman, who makes around €495 A SECOND.
- Is Poznan cheating on us? Look, we know Zagreb is beautiful, but we thought we had something special going on here…
THINGS WE SHARED
- Weighing in at more than 6,000 kgs and over 3 metres high, Dublin Zoo’s new elephant is the largest animal in the entire zoo. This is him on the left (we think) hanging out in his new gaff today.
(Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
- Ever wondered how the giant statues on Easter Island got put into place? You’re not the only one.
(Video via NationalGeographic/YouTube)