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Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Riia Kiernan (4) from Rathfarnham enjoying the Family Day at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin today. Photo: Paul Sherwood.

HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today as we round off the day in three easy steps.

THINGS WE LEARNED

#MURDER: Gardaí in Tallaght have opened a murder investigation after a body was found in a field last night. The man, though to be in his 20s, was found near Killinarden Hill.

#PENALTY POINTS: Two Fine Gael ministers have come out in support of justice minister Alan Shatter, as opposition TDs continued their criticism of the minister for his public allegations against Mick Wallace. Richard Bruton and Brian Hayes both said it was in the public interest that Shatter reveal how Mick Wallace is alleged to have benefited from Garda discretion when he escaped penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving.

#ROADS: A man in his 80s has been killed following a road traffic accident in Co Kildare. The man was cycling in Clane when he was struck by a car, the driver of which was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

#ABORTION: A new opinion poll has shown that the majority of Irish voters support the proposal to allow the threat of suicide as grounds for an abortion – though the gap between the pro- and anti- sides has narrowed in recent weeks. The Sunday Independent-Millward Brown poll also showed Fianna Fáil is the country’s most popular party, three points ahead of Fine Gael, though it is Sinn Féin that has recorded the strongest gains.

#BOSTON: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has continued his trip to the United States by visiting the scene of last month’s Boston marathon bombings. Kenny laid a wreath at a temporary memorial to the victims, on the second day of a three-day visit to the US. He will tomorrow receive an honorary doctorate from Boston College.

#KER-CHING!: A Florida gambler has become the the world’s richest lottery millionaire, after theirs was named the only winning ticket in yesterday’s Powerball draw. The $590.5 million jackpot is the second-biggest in history, but the only biggest jackpot was shared between three winners – so the Florida ticketholder is the sole winner of the jackpot, which falls to about $377 million (€290.3 million) after tax.

Alex Ferguson has achieved many unique feats as a football manager – so in his final game, it was only fitting that he achieved another one. His 1,500th competitive game in charge of Manchester United ended with the first 5-5 draw in Premier League history, after his team squandered a three-goal lead against West Brom. (Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

THINGS WE LOVED


(YouTube: Didrik Ellefsen)

THINGS WE SHARED

  • Damn you, Buzzfeed, for making us want to be so practical! Presenting: 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects.
  • Finally, what’s this, happening in Russia? Oh, just a bear chasing a man up a tree. Why, what else is going on?


(YouTube: Владимир Довгань)

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Gavan Reilly

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