Saturday 22 July 2017

Pictures: Seven Days

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US President Barack Obama delivers a statement alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, following the death of the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and others
Thursday
US President Barack Obama delivers a statement alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, following the death of the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and others
12/09/2012. News Funeral of Michael Coleman, at St Augustines Church, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photo Patrick Browne
Tuesday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny adjusts the bicycle helmet of Minister for Tourism Michael Ring before he takes part in a bicycle ride on the Great Western Greenway after attending the annual Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting in Westport.
Monday
Gardai & LUAS staff at the scene of an accident involving a LUAS & a refuse truck on Benburb Street, Dublin.
Sunday
Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the BMW Championship, his second US Tour victory in seven days

Saturday

THEY HAVEN'T GONE AWAY YOU KNOW : Onlookers at the funeral of Alan Ryan yesterday were shocked to see a paramilitarystyle display with masked men in full military garb accompanying the coffin as it made its way through a north Dublin suburb. Photo: David Conachy

Brian Cody and Ronan O'Gara pictured after they were honoured by University College Cork in a special conferring ceremony. In recognition of their distinction in sport, the group received honorary doctorates of Arts.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Undated handout photo issued by Edinburgh Zoo of doting dwarf mongoose mother, Elvina, with one of her three new-borns. This is Elvina and Elmo's first litter of kits since the pair arrived at the Zoo in January this year. The new-borns are keeping mum and dad on their toes with their adventurous antics; the trio have quickly taken to exploring the different tunnels around their enclosure. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 7, 2012. These playful and curious characters are incredibly social animals that can live in groups of between two and 20. In the wild dwarf mongoose can be found inhabiting the dry grassland and bush lands of Africa. Small by name and small by size, these little creatures are usually around seven to 11 inches in length and are AfricaÕs smallest carnivore, as well as the smallest of the mongoose species. Photo credit should read: Katie Paton/Edinburgh Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Wednesday
Diane Ward, the mother of eight-year-old Anthony Ward, appears in court charged with his murder, as his funeral procession takes place in Charleville Co Cork. Members of Anthony's Tae Kwon Do club formed a guard of honour.
Tuesday
Clare Daly TD during a protest by People with Disabilities, their PAs, Home Helps and families at Government Buildings.
3/9/12 Gardai investigate the murder of a man in his 30's at Grange Lodge Avenue in Clongriffin, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Date : Sun 2.9.12, Cr Pk, Dublin, Ireland.Pictured @ The Dublin v Mayo semi final where Mayo wonL to r: Bertie Ahern TD arrives with friends.Pics : Mark Doyle 087-2837342, Dublin, Ireland.
Saturday
Researchers investigate the carcass of a great white shark that washed up in Westport, Massachusetts.
Friday
Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Thursday
A man walks through floodwater and heavy rain a day after Hurricane Isaac hit the area outside New Orleans.
Wednesday
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong signs autographs for supporters after a run in Montreal.
Tuesday
Michelle Martin, ex-wife of Belgium's child killer Marc Dutroux leaves prison in Brussels, Belgium's highest court granted conditional early release Tuesday to one of the nation's most despised criminals, the accomplice and former wife of a pedophile and child killer, even though she let two of his victims starve to death.
Monday 27 August 2012. Binn's Bridge on Drumcondra Road and Dorset Street.
A tall ship passes by Poolbeg Lighthouse as it heads from the Liffey River into Dublin Bay at the close of the Tall Ships Festival in Ireland on Sunday 26 August 2012. Thousands of people including many lining the South Wall turned out to watch the Tall Ships Parade of Sail as they left Dublin passing by Dun Laoghaire and Bray. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

Saturday

SETTING OFF: Competitors at the start of the Frank Duffy 10 Mile at the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Tomas Greally/SPORTSFILE

Thursday
An empty taxi queue at Dublin airport, as taxi drivers strike over the overflow carpark for taxis, leaving passengers forced to find other ways to travel from the airport.
Wednesday
A combination photo shows some of the various club covers competitors are using during the LPGA Canadian Women's Open golf tournament in British Columbia.
Superintendent Mary Aldridge addresses the large crowd that had turned up to volunteer in the search for missing man James Sheehan in Arklow, Co.Wicklow (Pic.Michael Kelly)
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump (L) greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in this February 2, 2012 file photo. Trump will play a "surprise" role when the Republican Party kicks off its national convention next week in Tampa, Florida, a party official said August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS)
provision 190812Beal na mBlath commemoration yesterday at which an Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses Michael Collins memorial.pic - Provision

Saturday

Winnie Johnson, 78, the mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has died without knowing where her son is buried.

Friday

Hitching a ride along the old railway track at the Tralee Bay Wetlands were Roses Brid Ryan (Cork), Ann Marie Hayes (Kerry), Dervla Kenny (Mayo) and Ann Marshall (New Zealand). DOMNICK WALSH

Thursday
Wax figures of Kate and Prince William are unveiled at the German branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
Wednesday
Peter Taylor and Kenny Egan share a joke on stage at the offical homecoming of the Irish Olympic team on Dawson Street in Dublin.
Silence as the two bodies are removed form the boat.
Monday
Jedward fans gather outside the Board Gais Theatre in Dublin's docklands ahead of the duo's sold out performance.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) smiles as vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) reacts arriving at a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Saturday
Karen Woods leaving Mountjoy Prison after visiting husband Sean Quinn Jr in Mountjoy Training Unit, Dublin.
Friday
Women wait to be examined by doctors in Kassab camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in Kutum, North Darfur.
Thursday
A nun at the LCWR, the largest U.S. group for Roman Catholic nuns, who are holding a conference in the US to decide how they should respond to a Vatican rebuke and order for reform.
Wednesday
People gather in front of the White House in Washington in a vigil against hate violence. The vigil is to commemorate the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting.
07/08/2012 A Statue of journalist Con Houlihan with a glass of brandy at the Bank on College Green pub on Dame Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Monday
A man paints a roadside wall mural saying "Proud to be Jamaican" in Kingston, Jamaica. Islanders are marking the Caribbean island's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain and paying tribute to prominent islanders like Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.

Sunday

Tammy and Ritchie Howard taking part in the Zombie March in Dublin for charity. Photo: Tony Gavin

Saturday

Kerry writer Con Houlihan died this morning in Dublin at the age of 86.

A native of Castleisland in County Kerry he was regarded as one of Ireland' s finest sports writers and columnists. He worked for the Irish Press group of newspapers and later with the Irish Independent and Evening Herald. A bust in his honour adorns Main Street in Castleisland and a pavement plaque layus outside the Palace Bar in Dublin.

Two years ago he was presented with the inaugural Inspirational Life achievement award. Photo show Con in his familiar pose covering his mouth with his hand at the unveiling of the bust in Castleisland in 2004. Picture by Don MacMonagle

Friday
Daniel O'Donnell shows off his newly acquired steps on the streets of Dungloe during the town's La Gaelach.
Thursday
One of the biggest bluefin tuna ever caught off the South West of Ireland was caught in Dingle. The fish had a weight of over 350LB and was over 6ft long .
Wednesday
A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) looks up as it plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China.
© picture by John McVitty, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh, N. Ireland - 07771987378 ©A poster supporting Sean Quinn outside Ballyconnell.
Last night the family of the victim said they believed his crime was at the higher end of the scale and warranted a sentence of up to 10 years
Sunday
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore meets schoolchildren at Wil-Wal school in central Mogadishu during a one-day visit to the capital to see the impact of Ireland's support in the country.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 29/7/2012Mandatory Credit - Picture by PhotopressPeter Quinn Senior and son Peter Darragh Quinn at the Tempo v Belcoo GAA match in Kinawley at the weekend.An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter Darragh Quinn, a nephew of the bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn. The judge made the order after he failed to turn up at the High Court in Dublin last Friday to be sentenced. Sean Quinn, his son, Sean and nephew Peter Darragh, were found to be in contempt of court in June. Sean Quinn snr and his son were present in court. In June, the men were given three weeks to comply with a series of court orders before their sentencing. The judge ruled last month they had put international property beyond the reach of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), in breach of a court order. Judge Elizabeth Dunne issued the arrest warrant on Friday after being told that attempts to contact Peter Darragh Quinn about his absence from court because of a reported illness had proved fruitless.
Friday
Speakers at the MacGill Summe School in Donegal pose for picture. Dr. Alan Aherne, NUI, Galway; Minister Lucinda Creighton and Alan Gray, MD, Indecon International.
Thursday
The removal of 4 year old Logan Joyce who died while swimming at the National Aquatic Centre at the weekend, at the Church of the Annunciation in Finglas.
Wednesday
A group of men sit in the sun at Trafalgar Square, London.
Tuesday
Indian policemen detain an activist during a protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Hundreds of activists were detained in a protest against the hike in electricity tariffs.
Monday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny before his address at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co. Donegal
Sunday
Utoya Island in Norway where one year ago Anders Behring Breivik carried out a shooting massacre that killed at least 77 people.

Saturday

John McAreavey and his sister Anne with some of the girls who took part in the Michaela Foundation girls' summer camp – which reflected the values of Michaela – in Co Tyrone yesterday.

Photo: DARREN KIDD

BOUCOU, FRANCE - JULY 19: The peloton is encouraged by young fans on horse back during stage seventeen of the 2012 Tour de France from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Peyragudes on July 19, 2012 in Boucou, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Thursday
Trevor Boland and Nevan Bermingham mark the success of civil partnerships and the 2nd anniversary of the Dáil and Seanad passing the legislation
Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles at his great-grandchildren Zesilo Hlongwane and Ziyanda Manaway (R) on his 94th birthday at his home in Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, in this handout picture taken July 18, 2012. South Africans celebrated Mandela's 94th birthday on Wednesday with giant cakes, mass renditions of "Happy Birthday" and 67 minutes of good deeds - one for each year of the anti-apartheid leader's struggle against white-minority rule. REUTERS/Peter Morey/Photographic/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SOUTH AFRICA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA. IMAGE MAY ONLY BE USED UNTIL 23:59GMT JULY 25, 2012
Tuesday
A girl wounded by shelling is treated at a makeshift hospital in Houla near Homs July 17, 2012.
Vehicles are driven in lanes next to an Olympic lane on the A4 road in west London July 17, 2012. A short section of the M4 Olympic lane near Heathrow airport has now been activated, but most Olympic lanes in London will remain open to ordinary traffic users until July 25, two days before the Olympic Games begin. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT SPORT OLYMPICS)
Pacemaker Press 14/7/2012 John McAreavey goes for a walk after he arrives home with his family near Lawrencetown after the trial into his wife's murder, Michaela Harte was murdered at her hotel room while on her honeymoon on the island of Mauritius Pic Pacemaker
Saturday
Religious statues and American flags stand at the grave site to which Mary Richardson Kennedy's body was moved in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery in Centerville, Massachusetts. Seven weeks after her suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in the Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave near other Kennedy family members.
Friday
Nationalists taunt police during disturbances at Ardoyne in Belfast after an Orange parade during the 12th of July annual marches. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
Thursday
A protester bleeds from a head injury as she is detained by riot police during clashes between supporters of Spanish coal miners and riot police in Madrid.
Wednesday
Police outside the home of the home of Eva Rausing in Cadogan place Chelsea, where she was found dead on Monday under suspicious circumstances.
Tuesday
Pictured at the Eurogroup meeting of eurozone finance minister of the EU Mario Monti, Italy, Vittorio Grilli, Eurogroup Working Group, Michael Noonan, Ireland and Maria Fekter, Austria.
Abercrombie and Fitch's giant poster at the new store.
Monday
Poodles wear custom-made wedding suits and dresses during a media preview for the 2012 Taipei Pet Show.
Sunday
Roger Federer and Serena Williams with their trophies during the Champions Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel, London.

Friday

FRAUDSTER: Adam Clayton's former PA Carol Hawkins (face covered) arriving at court before she was jailed for seven years

Thursday

'Captain' Keith to sail in with Tall Ships fleet: ACTOR and singer Keith Duffy is pictured at the announcement yesterday that he will lead a fleet of 50 tall ships into Dublin next month for the biggest free summer festival of the year.

The former Boyzone star has been chosen as 'first mate' of the Tall Ships race, which will wind its way into Dublin on August 23. Mr Duffy will board one of the vessels competing in the race at Dun Laoghaire to mark the start the four-day festival. The Docklands will be transformed, with markets, free concerts featuring Ash and The Undertones, parades and children's areas.

EDEL O'CONNELL

Wednesday
A man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment shot dead four people, including the new tenant, before killing himself. The gunman had been due to be removed from the apartment in the south-western German city of Karlsruhe for not paying the rent.
Tuesday
Team GROUPAMA with Irishman Damian Foxall, left, on stage at the finale of the Ocean Race in Galway. The Longest sporting event and most prestigious sailing race in the World cames to an end in Galway. 39,000 miles of sailing, nine months and nine port stopovers arrived in Galway in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Monday
Former footballer Paidi O Se is energetically rowing in behind a week of music, food and craic in his native Kingdom. The Kerry legend joined in the build-up to the annual 'Scleip an t- Samhraidh' (Tearaway Week) in Ventry. Along with his son Padraig, Mr O Se rowed a traditional currach laden with crubeens, spare ribs, lobsters and vegetables to Cuan Pier in Ventry to highlight the event, which will run from July 16-22
Sunday
Spain became the first team to win three major international football tournaments in a row when they thrashed Italy 4 - 0 in the final of Euro 2012
Saturday
Katie Holmes filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise, ending a six-year marriage that produced one daughter and captivated celebrity watchers worldwide
Friday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny helped secure a deal with his Eurpopean counterparts on Ireland’s bank debt. The deal will help ease the burden the debt has put on Irish taxpayers and could pave the way for a major upturn in the economy
Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, left, and Rory’s mother Rosie watch the Irish Open at Royal Portrush, Co Antrim. The star put her shock Wimbledon exit firmly behind her as she flew in to support Rory
Wednesday
Hand of histroy: The historic handshake between Queen Elizabeth and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, together with his words of blessing as they said goodbye, were hailed as a watershed moment for Anglo-Irish relations
Tuesday
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said the country was in 'a state of war' on Tuesday and ordered his new cabinet to focus all its efforts on crushing the 16-month uprising that has left thousands of civilians dead and shaken his grip on power. Photo: Reuters
Monday
The funeral of James Nolan took place in Blessington, Co Wicklow. James's father Jimmy Nolan (front) and his brother Andy help carry his coffin. Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given attended the funeral as did FAI boss John Delaney and Robbie Keane's wife Claudine
Sunday
Fireworks explode last night as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi celebrate his victory over retired general Ahmed Shafiq in the election at Tahrir Square in Cairo

Saturday

Mark, Kian, Nicky and Shane at Croke Park as Westlife brought the curtain down on their illustrious 14-year career by playing to 160,000 people over two nights at Croke Park, there were fireworks and pyrotechnics and lots of laughter and tears
Friday
Mourners arrive for the funeral of the Philpott children at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Derby. Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13 died in a house fire in May.
Thursday
Palestinians watch the funeral of 14-year-old Mamon al-Dam in Gaza City who was killed by Israeli air strikes.
Wedneday
Students hide behind a wooden barricade as they throw stones at riot police during clashes outside the National Legislative Assembly in Panama City. Students and labor unions protested against a new law which allows the government to sell shares in government services, such as telecommunications and electricity.
Tuesday
Seven-year-old Jack McNiffe,Straffan, Co.Kildare (left) and 5 year old Craig O'Donnell protest at Leinster House over the high level of parents being refused the DCA ( Domiciliary Care Allownce) allowence, a monthly payment made to parents of children with special needs.
Monday
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Kfr Suseh area in Damascus.
Thursday
People stand beside the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in in Mexico's Veracruz state. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country.
Sunday
Webb Simpson of the U.S. and runner-up, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, after Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.
Saturday
Relatives mourn next to the body of Roselia Jose Franco, killed along her sister Marisol when their mudbrick house collapsed due to heavy rains from Hurricane Carlotta, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Carlotta weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday after battering Mexico's Pacific coast and killing at least two children when their house collapsed in a landslide.
Friday
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks outside K's Hamburger Shop while standing on a flatbed truck parked next to a 1961 Rambler classic car in Troy, Ohio. Romney had been on a campaign bus tour since Friday for a five-day road trip through six battleground states.
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - JUNE 14: Shoppers wearing only their underwear look for clothes in a Desigual clothing store June 14, 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The store, as a promotional event under the motto "Get undressed, weÄôll dress you!", was offering the first 100 scantily-clad shoppers a free outfit of their choice. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)
Tuesday
Orla Connolly, Christina Keane and Amanda Keane, aunts of little Mari Keane, at Roscommon Circuit Court for the sentencing of John Lynch for the manslaughter of Mari in an arson attack on her home in Boyle last year.
Monday
A fan of pop star Justin Bieber cheers outside a hotel where Bieber gave a news conference in Mexico City.. Bieber performed that night in a free open-air concert tonight at the Mexico City's main historic plaza, the Zocalo.
Sunday
People participate in the sixth annual tomato fight festival called "tomatina" in Sutamarchan, some 71 miles northeast of Bogota, Colombia.
Saturday
Francois Hougaard works out during a South Africa national rugby team gym session at The Sharks Gym.
John Mc Areavey and Mark Harte take a stroll around the town of Port Louis under heavy security during a lunchtime break at the Supreme Court murder trial yesterday in Port Louis in Mauritius.Pic Steve Humphreys8th June 2012.
Thursday
The heads of 2 dead seals were placed at the entrance to the outside of the Dingle Seal Sanctuary in Dingle Co Kerry today . Guards were called to the area today and removed the dead seals . Seals are said to be eating larg amounts of fish in the sea close to dingle.
Wednesday
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday
A forensic technician takes a picture of bag containing the dead bodies of several men at a crime scene in the Mexican town Culiacan. Police found the dismembered bodies of seven men stuffed into 13 black bags and dumped on a footpath in a residential area.
Monday
Relatives of Free Syrian Army soldier, Moayad Ghafir, who was killed during clashes with the regime gunmen, mourn over his dead body before his funeral in his family house on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, Monday, June 4, 2012.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) stands with Prince Harry (L), her husband Prince Wililam (2nd R) and Prince Philip on the Spirit of Chartwell at the start of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames, in London June 3, 2012. Queen Elizabeth joined an armada of 1,000 boats in a gilded royal barge, in a pageant down the River Thames on Sunday in a spectacular highlight of four days of nationwide celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

Saturday

REALITY DAWNS: Clockwise from bottom left, Lisa Murphy, Virginia Macari, Danielle Meagher, Roz Flanagan and Jo Jordan

Friday
A young Prince Charles and Princess Anne are the stars of a home movie shot by the Queen in 1957 which is being shared to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Thursday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala vote at St. Patrick's De La Salle Boys National School , Castlebar, Co. Mayo in the European Fiscal Treaty Referendum.
Wednesday
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden over alleged sex crimes on Wednesday.
Tuesday
Rudy Eugene, 31, left, who police shot and killed as he ate the face of Ronald Poppo, 65, right, during a horrific attack in the shadow of the Miami Herald's headquarters. Poppo was in critical condition today, with only his goatee intact on his face, the newspaper reported.
Monday
Wyatt McCain, 8, from North Pole, Alaska, looks upon his father's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. His dad, Army SFC Johnathan McCain, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2011.
Sunday
Tom and Helen Smyth with photos of their son 22-year-old Patrick who died in a drowning tragedy at a quarry pool in Co Kildare on Saturday.
Ice cream for Gerry Adams ahead of his address to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in the INEC, Killarney on Saturday.Picture by Don MacMonagle
Friday
The body of one of ten children killed in a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind an attack on a string of villages that left more than 90 people dead, blaming the killings on "hundreds of heavily-armed gunmen" who also attacked soldiers in the area. Friday's assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, was one of the bloodiest single events in Syria's 15-month-old uprising.
Thursday
Gardai seal off the entrance to popular Dublin swimming spot, the Forty Foot. Four people were hospitalised with stab wounds after a fight broke out between two groups at the seaside spot. Up to twenty people were involved in the mass brawl shortly before 8 pm.
23.5.12 Members of Cathal O'Leary's family pictured outside Trim circuit court today L-R are Cathal's mum Rita, sisters Lorraine and Yvonne and Dad Joe. Sorin Dinu was given a three year prison sentence. Mr Dinu was the driver of a bus that became airbourne after hitting a roundabout at Johnstown, Enfield in February 2009. The bus landed on a jeep driven by Cathal O'Leary killing him. Pic Ciara Wilkinson.
Tuesday
Mollie Hughes, a 21-year-old British student became the youngest person ever to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. The jubilant student, of psychology and sports biology wrote on her Twitter account: “Everything hurts, I feel like an old lady, but one that has climbed Everest sheeerting!”
Monday
Bee Gees singer Gibb, who with brothers Barry and Maurice helped define the disco era with their falsetto harmonies and funky beats, died on May 20, 2012. He was 62. Photo: Reuters
Sunday
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are seen in this screengrab of a wedding photo posted on Zuckerberg's Facebook page May 19, 2012. Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Chan on Saturday, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. Photo: Reuters
Saturday
British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watching the penalty shootout between Chelsea and Bayern Munich during the Champions League final. They were watching in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David. Photo: PA
Friday
Mark Zuckerberg rings bell to open trading on Nasdaq as the social network floats with shares priced at $38, valuing the company at $104bn
Thursday
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic attends his trial at the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague.
Wednesday
Boxer Katie Taylor is kissed by her father and coach Pete Taylor, after a walkover against Mihaela Lacatus, secured her qualification for the Olympics
Tuesday
France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler say goodbye to outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy and former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
An unidentified man is arrested by riot police during an eviction at Puerta del Sol square where a few demonstrators have remained for a third straight night to mark the anniversary of the "indignados" movement in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Spain got caught up in the uncertainty surrounding the European single currency and the electoral stalemate in Greece Monday as it saw its borrowing costs rise and stock prices fall at alarming rates. (AP Photo/Alberto Di Lolli)
Sunday
The house in Tralee Co Kerry where a fire claimed the lives of Anthony O'Brien and his 5-year-old daughter Nadine. Nadine's mother Kelly was lowered from a top floor window by Anthony before he went back to attempt to save his daughter.

Saturday

PENALTY: Security guards detain an activist from women's rights organisation Femen as she reaches out for the Euro 2012 trophy during its unveiling to the public in Kiev yesterday.

The activist was protesting against prostitution during the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012 soccer tournament. Kiev is set to host the final match of the tournament. Photo: Gleb Garanich

Friday
Homeowners stage a rally in Los Angeles blocks away from actor George Clooney's home where President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser.
Thursday
Monkeys simulating the punishment that the children of a typical family subject a car to: jumping up and down on seats, pushing and prodding buttons and opening and closing storage bin. The experiment was carried out by Saatci & Saatchi P advertising on behalf of Hyundai's i30 hatchback.
Wednesday
200 LA county firefighters were called in to fight a wall of fire that burned 126 acres. The cause is under investigation.
A boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after a confrontation with squatters and police personnel, who arrived to demolish houses that were built illegally, in Kathmandu May 8, 2012. The demolition drive is a run up to the government's decision to force out squatters from their place of residence and introduce an alternate settlement along with a property ownership document, according to the local media. REUTERS/Bikash Dware (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Monday
A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of a securities firm's electronic stock board in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were pummeled Monday by weekend election results in Greece and France that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis. Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6 percent to 9,134.26. Photo: AP
Sunday
Supporters of France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande celebrate during a victory rally at Place de la Bastille in Paris May 6, 2012. France voted in elections on Sunday and Francois Hollande becomes the nation's first Socialist president in 17 years. Photo: Reuters
Saturday
A view of Hospital Cay, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the arraignment of the self-proclaimed September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants. Photo: AP
Friday
France's incumbent President and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party candidate for the French 2012 presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy, strolls along the sea front after his last campaign meeting in Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France. Photo: AP
Thursday
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in Beijing, China. The U.S. had maintained silence after the activist fled to the U.S. embassy on April 26, but U.S. officials opened up over what they say had become a warm relationship with Chen as they negotiated for his safety.
Wednesday
Fabrice Muamba makes an emotional return to the Reebok Satadium for the first time since suffering a heart attack at White Hart Lane on March 17 - 46 days ago.
Tuesday
Bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn attending the High Court in Dublin where he was giving in a case between him and the former Angle Irish Bank. He broke down in the witness box as he told of the bank’s ‘very underhand’ takeover last year of his companies.
Monday
Audrey Fitzpatrick, mother of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick, with her partner Dave Mahon as they leave Garda HQ after asking for assistance to investigate a new lead in the disappearance of Amy in Spain in 2008.
Sunday
Eamon Sheridan and James McCann at the Fianna Fáil Annual Easter Rising 1916 Commemoration, Arbour Hill, Dublin.
Brazilian models pose during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship Sao Paulo Indy 300 race in Sao Paulo April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Friday
First and Deputy First Ministers for Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson at the onference on peace-building at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
Thursday
21-month-old Sebastian Kus died after falling five storeys from a window in his family's apartment in Inchicore, Dublin. The child's mother only discovered he had fallen when paramedics called at her door. Emanuelle Pereira had put her son to bed and was totally unaware the toddler had opened his bedroom window and fallen out.
Wednesday Ronan and Yvonne Keating braved the elements and put on a united front as they arrived for their teenage son Jack's confirmation at St Sylvester's Church in Malahide.
Tuesday
Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after suffering a suspected heart attack. The 41-year-old was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny city after experiencing chest pains. Carey's personal life has been in the media spotlight following his split from Dragon's Den star Sarah Newman and a number of failed business ventures.
Monday
Raymond Bates' widow, Brenda Bates holding a picture of him outside court after Karl Donohoe was sentenced to 12 years for the manslaughter of Mr Bates in September 2010. Mr Bates was repeatedly hit on the head with a hurley following a road rage incident in Sandymount.
Sunday
The funeral of James Cahillane in Killorglin Co Kerry. Gardai have launched a murder investigation after his body was found in his house in Beaufort Killarney after a house fire.

Saturday

Ducklings on menu for gull: THINGS turned ugly for two little ducklings at a Dublin park yesterday when they were snatched from the water by a hungry gull and swallowed whole.

Onlookers at the Herbert Park in Ballsbridge were shocked to see the Lesser Black Backed Gull swoop in on two defenceless baby ducklings – and make off with them for his supper.

Friday
Students of Shichahai Sports School, dressed in panda costumes, sit at a corridor before giving a performance near Shichahai Lake in Beijing.
An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She's face as he assists covering She's body with bees in order to break a world record in Chongqing Municipality, April 18, 2012. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. Picture taken April 18, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
Wednesday
The lock of Michael Collins's hair which was withdrawn from auction after objections from his grand nieces Mary Banotti and Nora Owen. The hair, taken from his body as it lay in state in 1922, is to be donated to the National Museum of Ireland instead.
Winnie Hook, 106, one of the four known survivors of San Francisco's great earthquake and fire of 1906, sits for a portrait in San Francisco, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Monday
Surrounded by seals and sea lions, the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase lay on its side on the Farallon Islands off San Francisco. Five people including two Irishmen lost their lives during the race Saturday.
Sunday
Competitors in the annual Mud Madness race make their way around the course as one thousand people got down and dirty at the race in Portadown. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race which saw competitors battle their way across four and half miles of bogs, ponds, under cargo nets and foxholes and over tyre pits all in aid of charity.
Saturday
The home of Kenny Reeves in Iowa is left severely damaged after a tornado swept through the area. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed.
Friday
Protesters burn an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un bound on a mock North Korean missile during a protest against North Korea's rocket launch near the U.S. embassy in Seoul April 13, 2012.
Thursday
Officers from Revenue's Customs Service seized €38million cigarettes which were imported into Dublin Port in forty-foot maritime containers. The cigarettes seized have a retail value of €14.7m.
Wednesday
A hearse carrying the remains of Alan Moore passes the house in Lower John Street in Wexford where his body lay undiscovered for three months.
Tuesday
Protesters gather in support of Trayvon Martin at a demonstration in New York City. Lawyers for George Zimmerman said they were withdrawing as his legal representatives. Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, shot and killed the unarmed Martin in Florida on February 26. Protesters nationwide have called for Zimmerman's arrest since the shooting
Monday
President Barack Obama stands with the Easter bunny during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

Sunday

Musicians and friends of the late Barney McKenna playing in O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin yesterday

Saturday

BIG TALK: In happier times Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore saw eye to eye on government policy.

Now Labour members find themselves saying 'no, no, no' to their coalition partners

Friday

Rosanna Davison diving with the stingrays, and getting up close at the new visitor attraction in Sealife, Bray, Co Wicklow

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