Graffiti artist Eoin O Connor paints in Grand Canal Dock as part of the Tall Ships festival. Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
THINGS WE LEARNED
#BREIVIK Anders Behring Breivik has said he won’t appeal his 21 jail sentence handed down at a court in Oslo today. Breivik was this morning declared to have been sane when he killed 77 people in a massacre at a youth camp, and in an explosion in Oslo. Despite the 21-year sentence, Breivik is unlikely to ever walk free. Here’s why.
#NEW YORK Two people are dead after a shooting in Manhattan which saw a disgruntled employee shoot a co-worker in the head. The shooter was then shot dead by police when he pulled a gun on them. Nine people were injured in the incident near the Empire State Building.
#BANKS: Deposits in Irish banks are up 10 per cent in the last year according to new figures published by the Department of Finance. The Department says it shows “confidence in the strength of the banking system”.
#ON THE RUN A Limerick man is on the run after escaping Garda custody yesterday evening. The 25-year-old was on his way into Limerick Prison when he made his bid for freedom. He remains at large.
#MANCHESTER Two men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old boy in a department store in Manchester in June. Earlier this week police issued CCTV images of the suspects. The boy was raped in the toilets of Debenhams.
#ARMSTRONG Cyclist Lance Armstrong has been handed down a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which has also announced its intention to strip him of every title won since August 1998. Armstrong has chosen not to contest the charges.
It’s Friday, so lets have a mini caption competition. What are these two brats Mayor of London Boris Johnson (left) and Prime Minister David Cameron up to? Suggestions in the comments section below please. Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire
THINGS WE LOVED
- Meerkats. So many meerkats.
- Remember that old lady that took it upon herself to ‘restore’ a 19th century fresco in a Spanish church with… er… curious results? She’s blaming the priest.
- So not only has NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars and started sending back pictures, Mashable tells us that it’s also leaving behind a morse code message everywhere it goes. The code is being imprinted on the surface of Mars via a pattern on Curiosity’s wheels and it spells out ‘JPL’, which stands for Jet Propulsion Lab. The markings are not only a nerd-tastic calling card, but also a way to track where the vehicle goes.
THINGS WE SHARED
- Sophie’s mum, we salute you:
- And finally, check out this tiny wee bike. Look at the man’s knees. Preposterous! Hilarious! Happy Friday!
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