EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.
- Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that Ireland needs to get a deal on reducing the burden of its bank debt on the taxpayer after the Fiscal Compact referendum was passed last week. He said discussions were taking place about achieving this.
- Hundreds of people gathered for the funeral of Nicola Furlong in Wexford today. The 21-year-old student was found dead in a Tokyo hotel two weeks ago.
- Syrian president Bashar delivered a rare address to parliament today in which he said that ‘a foreign plot of destruction’ had been to blame for the massacre at Houla over a week ago. The accusations came amid efforts to stop the bloodshed in his country after over a year of violence.
- Over 150 people are feared dead after a plane crashed into two-storey building in the Nigerian city of Lagos today.
- Dublin came to standstill today as the Bavaria City Racing event saw only high-powered Formula 1 cars moving around the main streets of the capital. Despite the bad weather, over 110,000 turned out according to the organisers.
- The HSE has reiterated its plea to parents to ensure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak in West Cork which has affected 51 children, two of whom have been hospitalised.
The Queen wore white, Kate was in red (Alexander McQueen, dahling!) and a Guinness World Record number of boats went up the Thames in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s II 60 years on the throne as the Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrations continued. As for the rain, there was LOTS of that too. More great pictures from the day here.
- Speaking of the rain there was plenty of it across the country overnight and early this morning but that didn’t stop revellers at Forbidden Fruit.
- If you’re French and living in Ireland chances are you will have heard about the vote taking place to elect one of 11 internationally-based MPs to France’s parliament in order to ensure that the French diaspora are adequately represented back at home.
- Hear about the US town that’s been burning for 50 years? Here it is.
- For no other reasons other than it’s Sunday and we like money, we’ve been looking at whether it’s possible to guarantee a profit in the Euromillions lottery. Here’s the answer…
- Speaking of money, the crisis in the eurozone is the fault of Angela Merkel. That’s according to the billionaire George Soros.
- “So it would seem that the Irish have voted to surrender their short lived independence,” so says… find out here.
- If you’re stuck for something to do this Bank Holiday Sunday than you could do a lot worse than stick the feet up and get cosy with our 7 deadly reads.
- Finally, in sport there was no surprises in Giovanni Trapattoni’s team to face Hungary in the Republic of Ireland’s final warm-up game tomorrow and it’s the same team that will line-up against Croatia a week from now as Euro 2012 fever slowly grips the nation. Here’s The Offside Trap’s catchy enough song: