NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
With desperate fans willing to pay a premium for All-Ireland Final tickets, some touts are resorting to deviously cunning measures. Pic: Seán McGrath
- A man collapsed and died while running a half marathon in Dublin.
- Fianna Fáil’s Director of Elections Niall Collins has said that Referendum Commission should clarify how much could be saved by abolishing the Seanad.
- Football fans are being urged to take care when buying tickets for tomorrow’s All Ireland final.
- Calls were made for an investigation after it was revealed that an ambulance ran out of diesel while bringing a transplant patient from Cork to Dublin.
- A controversial child beauty pageant went ahead in Monaghan, despite the original venue cancelling.
- A man in his 60s was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car near Blessington.
- A leading German economist said that Ireland should stick to the €3.1 billion budget adjustment target.
- The chairman of NAMA says that the agency will invest a minimum of €2 billion in the Irish property market.
#KENYA 30 people are reported dead after gunmen opened fire at an upscale mall in Nairobi.
#KNOX American student Amanda Knox has defended her decision not to return to Italy for a retrial.
#SYRIA Weapons inspectors were handed the latest batch of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, meeting a UN deadline.
#GERMANY Voters in Germany go to the polls tomorrow, with Angela Merkel favourite to retain her seat as Chancellor.
- Bad news for sci-fi fans: martians may just be fiction. The Mars Curiosity rover has determined that the Red Planet not got enough methane to support life. [Geek.com]
- A major US tech security firm is warning customers that an encryption software devloped by the NSA is “weak”. [TheGuardian]
Most of us think that anywhere over 100,000 miles is time to start thinking about changing a car. Not New Yorker Irv Gordon. Irv has now put over 3 million miles on his 1966 Vovlo P1800S, cementing his place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
He’s also the subject of this oddly beautiful three-minute video: