5 THINGS LEARNED THIS WEEK

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More than one in three Ir­ish people ad­mits that they never ex­er­cise – a rise of 8pc in just four years, ac­cord­ing to a new Europe-wide sur­vey.

Ho­tel room sales in the first quar­ter of this year are up a whop­ping 150 per cent, with pos­i­tive trends set to con­tinue in this part of the mar­ket, ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey. If we get an­other sum­mer like 2013 this trend should hold-up.

Wet Sa­hara dust may ex­plain the ap­pear­ance of mud on the cars of Ir­ish fam­i­lies liv­ing on the east coast. The na­tional fore­cast­ers say there is lit­tle point in rush­ing to wash it off as southerly or south­east­erly winds are likely to re­main in place for the com­ing days. It’s cer­tainly bet­ter than any ex­cuse I’ve ever come up with for not wash­ing the car.

One in five driv­ers has had their car dam­aged by a friend or rel­a­tive – hand over those car keys at your peril.

Michael Fass­ben­der picks up a Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor gong at the Em­pire Awards for his role in 12 Years a Slave. He truly is the heir to Daniel Day Lewis’s throne, when­ever it should be va­cated.

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