Visitors view the Iveagh Trust ‘museum flat’ in Dublin, which was opened to the public as part of the Open House events today. The flat was preserved as a museum piece in 2002 after the death of its last tenant, Nellie Molloy, at the age of 95. She had lived there all her life. (Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)
HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.
THINGS WE LEARNED
#MURDER: Police in Wales investigating the disappearance of 5-year-old April Jones have charged Mark Bridger with murder, child abduction, and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
#HEROIN: The HSE has warned drug users in Cork to be careful after two people died and eight others were hospitalised due to a suspected batch of extremely strong heroin.
#VATILEAKS: Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing secret documents from the Vatican.
#MICK WALLACE: Joe Higgins has denied claims by Mick Wallace that the Wexford TD had told him about his tax problems months before the story hit the headlines.
#REILLY: A group of grassroots Labour members will meet this week to discuss how to bring about the resignation of Minister for Health James Reilly. A spokesperson for the group said: “If [Reilly] will not go, he must be forced out by the Labour Party”.
#ABORTION: The Catholic Church will launch its new anti-abortion campaign across the country tomorrow.
THINGS WE LOVED
- This is the geekiest and best thing we saw today: the New York Times Magazine has this short piece about who invented the Escape key on keyboards.
- John from our technical team (hi John!) spotted this in the Metro Café in Dublin’s city centre today – because teasing Apple about the epic failure of its Maps app still hasn’t gotten old:
- We liked this from Cracked.com: 6 Movie Mysteries the Characters Should’ve Solved Way Sooner. (Needless to say, major spoilerage abounds).
- It’s pretty much impossible to escape Gangnam Style – no matter how much you try. Here’s thousands of people performing the dance on the streets of Seoul in South Korea today:
(Photos: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
THINGS WE SHARED
- BuzzFeed has 27 Reasons Why A Billion People Should Not Be Allowed To Use Facebook.
- There was a very brief period of about ten minutes earlier today where there was absolutely no rain anywhere in Ireland. Seriously: we have proof.
- Here’s the most impressive dodgeball move we’ve seen since – well, since the film Dodgeball.