The Australian prime minister earned plaudits for taking prompt and decisive action in announcing a federal royal commission into child sex abuse.
It was revealed that Donegal’s All-Ireland-winning senior football manager is joining Glasgow Celtic part-time as a performance consultant.
The executive in charge of Windows 8 has been unceremoniously fired by Microsoft just weeks after the high-profile launch of the new operating system.
The Minister of State for Europe had to settle a defamation suit brought against her by Cork developer Michael O’Flynn, who alleged she defamed him in a speech at the MacGill Summer School in 2010.
She apologised in the High Court and contributed to his legal costs.
The fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal continues to undermine the BBC, which last weekend lost its director general, George Entwistle, followed by two of its most senior figures at BBC News, Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell.
The Swedish striker not only scored all four goals against England in Wednesday’s friendly, he also struck one of the most talked-about goals ever with a 35-yard overhead bicycle kick.