5 THINGS LEARNED THIS WEEK

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■ A new sur­vey of read­ing habits finds that 54 per cent of Amer­i­can adults now read eBooks. I re­main a di­nosaur, how­ever, and must have the feel of a pa­per­back (or on the odd oc­ca­sion, hard­back) in my hands.

■ RTE will show ad­ver­tise­ments dur­ing ‘cool­ing breaks’ in up­com­ing World Cup matches in Brazil.

■ Over 500 Vik­ings and Ir­ish na­tives de­scend on Clon­tarf to reen­act the slay­ing of Brian Boru, on the 1000th an­niver­sary of the event. The 98th an­niver­sary of the Easter Ris­ing was marked around the coun­try too. Re­minders of the rich pool of his­tory in which this coun­try is steeped.

■ South Dublin hands out more on-the-spot dog con­trol fines than any other lo­cal author­ity.

■ The pro­duc­ers of ‘Mad Men’ pay over $250,000 to have The Bea­tles’ To­mor­row Never Knows play­ing dur­ing one of their scenes.

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