In Brief: Pubs are our top attraction
One of the world's best-selling travel guides has ranked going to a pub as the greatest experience a tourist can have in Ireland.
The latest edition of the Lonely Planet Ireland guidebook said the love of a good drink remains the country's most popular social pastime, with no sign of letting up. In its top 10 things to do while in Ireland, taking in a pub eclipses Dublin, Connemara, traditional music, Glendalough, Dingle, Galway, hiking, Bru na Boinne and the Rock of Cashel.
Pals support CBB star Salpa
TOP model Georgia Salpa may have survived eviction from the English public last night, but she would have had some Irish supporters if she had been the unlucky housemate to be sent home first.
Fellow AR model and close pal Pippa O'Connor was spotted over in London last night with RTE host husband Brian Ormond.
The pair hung out in a caravan near the Big Brother house so they could call in on their friend Brian Dowling, who presents the show.
Madonna talks about love
Madonna said tonight that perfect love was unattainable as she attended the premiere of her new film, WE.
The singer, who directed, co-wrote and co-produced the film, looked stunning as she arrived at the Odeon Kensington in a floor-length black Jean Paul Gaultier gown and feathered Dolce & Gabbana cape.
"This movie shows that there is no such thing as perfect love, that all love requires compromise or sacrifice," she said on the red carpet.
Man beat up parking worker
A wealthy Mexican man has apologised for beating a parking attendant who refused to show him where to find the jack in his car, the latest in a run of class and race discrimination scandals that have drawn outrage in Mexico.
Ademar Gonzalez, the lawyer for parking attendant Hugo Enrique Vera, said Miguel Sacal, the man who beat his client at a luxury apartment building, has agreed to apologise and pay damages for the beating.