A model waits for the rehearsal of the fashion show by Austrian designer Lena Hoschek as part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin for autumn winter 2013 in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today.
THINGS WE LEARNED:
#STONEYBATTER: The man and women who were found dead in their home in Stoneybatter yesterday died from hypothermia, according to RTÉ News.It is believed that the couple may have been dead for up to a-day-and-a-half before their bodies were discovered.
#DNA: A study by The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has found that out of 27 beef burger products analysed, 10 tested positive for horse DNA, while 23 tested positive for pig DNA. The products were produced by three processing plants, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK, and were on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
#HMV: The National Consumer Agency has expressed disappointment at the news that HMV will not honour gift vouchers held by customers. With HMV’s parent company in the UK now in administration, the future of 16 Irish stores – and 300 jobs – are in doubt. Fianna Fáil has already said it will bring forward legislation to stop similar situations arising again.
#NORTHERN IRELAND: Brian Shivers, who had been jailed over the murder of two soldiers at the Massareene barracks in Co Antrim has won his appeal against his conviction. He won an appeal against two counts of murder, six counts of attempted murder and one of possession of two firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
#COURTS: The Cabinet has agreed new measures which could end the era of massive lump sum payments to people who sustain major injuries as the result of negligence on the part of others. The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter earlier said that the current ‘lump sum’ format could result in people being paid too much in certain circumstances, and not enough in others.
#RYDER CUP: Paul McGinley will captain Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup. The announcement was made at a press conference in Abu Dhabi this evening. Responding to the announcement, McGinley said that it was “an absolute honour” and “very humbling.” He is the first Irishman to captain the team.
THINGS WE LOVED:
- With Libya most recently in the news for all the wrong reasons, these pictures which show the country’s rich history are a must-see.
- We think that Alpine skiiing is pretty tough. Even tougher, we imagine, when doing this.
THINGS WE SHARED:
- When PJ Richardson went missing last week, we issued an appeal to help find him. Tragically, he was found dead just days later. Brian Stokes, his friend, has remembered PJ in this moving piece.
- Ever wondered what would happen if the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were translanted into several languages and then back into English? Well wonder no more…