NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.
(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
- Poet Seamus Heaney died today at the age of 74.
- The President led tributes to Heaney, while readers shared their favourite poems.
- An Irish television producer has been detained by police in Egypt.
- Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn has been arrested in Brazil.
- An investigation has been launched after a Mountjoy prisoner died.
- A man has been charged over a €90,000 meth seizure in Carlow.
- The birth rate has dropped by 9 per cent – but marriages are increasing.
- A man shot in Clondalkin last night has died.
- There has been an increase in tourist numbers visiting Ireland this summer.
- Electric Picnic has kicked off in Stradbally.
Morsi supporters march to the presidential palace in Cairo. (AP Photo/Mostafa Darwish)
#INTERVENTION: The US Government says 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week.
#EGYPT: Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi have taken to the streets. [BBC]
#SPYING: A breakdown of US intelligence’s multi-billion dollar “black budget” was released by Edward Snowden to a US newspaper. [Washington Post]
#BAN: A Californian court has upheld a ban on “gay therapy“.
- NASA is funding six futuristic space exploration tech ideas. [Mashable]
- The PC boom is officially over, and smartphones and tablets are taking over. [The Guardian]
- The Syrian hackers behind recent high-profile attacks have warned of ‘many surprises‘ to come.
Are list-based articles (“22 Pictures of Miley Cyrus’ Open Mouth.” “37 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Pit Bulls”) changing the way we think – and the way we consume news? In this thoughtful piece for The New Yorker, Dublin-based writer Mark O’Connell writes 10 paragraphs about why lists are a crutch, a necessity, and probably bad for us. [The New Yorker]