NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…
South Africans mourn and cheer as the hearse transporting Nelson Mandela passes through the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu today. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
- Enda Kenny will address the nation tonight as Ireland exits the bailout programme.
- A man in his 40s was shot dead on a road in north Dublin.
- The death of a woman in a Mayo house is being treated as murder.
- Dublin has got the worst rate of food poverty in the country.
- Gardaí seized more than €1 million in cash in a Limerick sting operation.
- Up to 150 construction jobs are to be created in Dublin.
- Alan Shatter says Irish troops are not being targeted in Syria.
- Campaigner David Hall has ruled out running in the European elections.
Peter O’Toole at Heathrow Airport in 1982. (PA Wire)
#MANDELA: A nation has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela as the former South African president was buried at a funeral service in his childhood village of Qunu today.
#FINAL CURTAIN: Legendary actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81. President Michael D Higgins said the world had lost “one of the giants” of film and theatre.
#PROTESTS: An estimated 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in protest against the president’s refusal to sign a landmark deal with the European Union.
- Remember Foursquare? Wired writes about the brilliant hack that brought the location-based social network back from the dead. [Wired]
- Ford has unveiled a self-driving car which can apparently “see” in the same way a bat or dolphin can. That’s reassuring. [CNET]
From Lady Gaga wearing nothing to a Daft Punk staring contest, New York Magazine has put together the best entertainment photography of the year. Bonus points for the amazing black and white shot of Frank Ocean. [NYMag]