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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about Gerry Adams, a shooting in Dublin and the tragic death of a five-year-old boy.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…

Adams Release. Dramatic scenes outside A

Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

Ukraine

Source: AP/Press Association Images

#UKRAINE: Pro-Russian activists have attacked the police headquarters in the city of Odessa, forcing the release of people who were being held over the violence seen two days ago. [BBC News]

#BIRTHER: Barack Obama was cracking out the jokes last night during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Our favourite?

Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It’ll be harder to convince American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.

#CLIMATE CHANGE: United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon has said we’ll pay for not working quickly enough to combat climate change.

INNOVATION

  • Know much about the gaming industry in Ireland? This map will teach you a whole host of stuff. 
  • Innovative companies should be a better bet than buy-to-let property but bankers always prefer bricks and mortar (and rent prices). So then, does Britain need an innovation bank? [The Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

Popular Science has been following a livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico over the past three weeks. From the unbelievable footage by researchers on the Okeanos Explorer, the website has made 10 excellent gifs of deep-sea creatures, such as this dumbo octopus which you can see is using its ear-like fins to swim.

According to NOAA, the coiled-tentacle posture has never before been witnessed in this species. Check out all the gifs here.

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