EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you round up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.
- After four deaths on Irish roads in the space of 24 hours, the Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has issued an appeal to motorists to stay safe on the roads this Bank Holiday weekend.
- One of those deaths was a pedestrian in Co Offaly who died after a fatal hit and run in the early hours of this morning near Tullamore. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident this evening.
- The death of a woman at a house in north Dublin is not being treated as suspicious, Gardaí say. The woman in her 40s was discovered at the house in Clarehall in the early hours of this morning.
- The fallout from the Fiscal Compact referendum result continues today with the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams saying the Yes vote was more a case of “fear of the people” rather than “will of the people”. The result was broadly welcomed internationally and here’s the referendum in numbers.
- Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison today for murders carried out during the revolution last year but he vowed an appeal as he appeared in court wearing sunglasses on a hospital bed.
- Finance Minister Michael Noonan was in the US today at something called the Bilderberg Meetings. What are they? We’ve been finding out.
- The Dáil resumes next week with plenty on the agenda including the ratification of the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund and the United Left Alliance’s attempt to get the government to pay for Priory Hall repairs.
- Nobber, Muff, and Blue Ball. Yes these are actual towns in Ireland.
- Speaking of towns in Ireland, the town of Athy was the unlikely location to find Formula 1 driver Jenson Button today but there he was competing in the Kildare town’s annual triathlon event. And he didn’t do too badly.
- In other good news for small towns, St Manchan’s Church in Boher, Co Offaly is celebrating tonight after the return of the priceless 12th century St Manchan shrine which was stolen from the church yesterday.
- Do you follow Hugo Chavez, the Venezeulan president, on Twitter? It might in your interests to start doing so if not bearing in mind he gave his three millionth follower a free house. Yes, a free house.
- If you missed last night’s celebration of 50 years of the Late Late show then worry not because we’ve rounded up everything, literally everything, that happened on it.
- Finally, the Euros are nearly here with Ireland getting ready for their final warm-up game against Hungary on Monday night. RTÉ’s excellent Green Is The Colour series is offering a fascinating and fantastic chance to relive some golden moments in our soccer history. Moments which make Big Jack go all teary-eyed: