Seven Days


A glance at the week that was

The numbers


The width of the world’s smallest hotel in Amberg, Germany. It accommodates one couple.


The number of people who queued for hours over 73 days at Buckingham Palace to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.


The percentage Irish house prices have dropped in the past three months.


The cost of the new stamp to honour the writer Flann O’Brien’s centenary.


The number of books Vincent Browne produced during the TV3 presidential debate claiming Martin McGuinness remained a member of the IRA after 1974.


The price of a new tablet computer launched in India this week.

We now know

Winter is on its way, with reports of snow in Wicklow on Wednesday.

Shebeens still exist, after Donegal pensioner Patsy Brogan was fined €50 for selling alcohol in a shed known as the Bog Hotel at the back of his cottage in the Bluestack Mountains.

The Danish government has imposed a “fat tax” on certain food products, including butter and crisps, in an effort to reduce obesity.

#iSad you’re gone, Steve: tweet tributes to the man at the core of Apple

When news of Steve Jobs’ death broke on Thursday, the internet was humming with tributes to the late innovator. On Twitter, tweets about Jobs were collected under various hashtags, including #iSad and #thankyouSteve, many of them sent from iPhones, one of the Apple devices Jobs created. One of the most retweeted links was Jobs’s 2005 commencement speech to Stanford graduates. Members of the public around the world left tributes at Apple stores, including apples with a single bite missing.

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