Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…South Africans mourn and cheer as the hearse transporting Nelson Mandela passes through the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu today. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) IRELAND Enda Kenny will address the nation tonight as Ireland exits the bailout programme.A man in his 40s was shot dead on a road in north Dublin.The death of a woman in a Mayo house is being treated as murder.Dublin has got the worst rate of food poverty in the country.Gardaí seized more than €1 million in cash in a Limerick sting operation.Up to 150 construction jobs are to be created in Dublin.Alan Shatter says Irish troops are not being targeted in Syria.Campaigner David Hall has ruled out running in the European elections.INTERNATIONAL Peter O’Toole at Heathrow Airport in 1982. (PA Wire) #MANDELA: A nation has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela as the former South African president was buried at a funeral service in his childhood village of Qunu today.#FINAL CURTAIN: Legendary actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81. President Michael D Higgins said the world had lost “one of the giants” of film and theatre.#PROTESTS: An estimated 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in protest against the president’s refusal to sign a landmark deal with the European Union.INNOVATION Remember Foursquare? Wired writes about the brilliant hack that brought the location-based social network back from the dead. [Wired] Ford has unveiled a self-driving car which can apparently “see” in the same way a bat or dolphin can. That’s reassuring. [CNET]PARTING SHOTFrom Lady Gaga wearing nothing to a Daft Punk staring contest, New York Magazine has put together the best entertainment photography of the year. Bonus points for the amazing black and white shot of Frank Ocean. [NYMag]last_img read more