Here are five things you should know about this cloudy Tuesday.
Táiniste Eamon Gilmore said he finds the Anglo tapes “really shocking”, Brendan Howlin was “personally sickened” by them – but Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins seemed to react the strongest, tweeting: “ANGLO can f**k off” and calling the tapes “digusting [sic]”. Well, the comment appeared on his Twitter account at least – it’s not clear whether the MEP posted the tweet. A spokesperson in Jim’s office told TheJournal.ie it “obviously isn’t him” and suggested that the account may have been hacked.
It looks like Liam Neeson is set to go finding people and killing them and such for a third time. The Irish actor has been offered a pay packet believed to be in the region of €15 million to reprise the role of Bryan Mills in Taken 3. Liam previously said he would only sign on for a third instalment of the movie if the script was believable. Taken 2 grossed over €300 million internationally at the box office.
The Paris Tourism Board is encouraging Parisians to be nicer to tourists in a guide entitled “Do You Speak Touriste?”. Paris sees about 29 million tourists every year, but general director of the Paris area tourist board Jean-Pierre Blat still wants to improve “the poor reputation for welcome in Paris and the Paris area”.
An American man caught for speeding told a court he was trying to dry off his car after cleaning it. The 67-year-old explained that he was in a rush to dry out the car when was caught speeding at 112mph. Needless to say, the judge washed over the man’s watery excuse and he was landed with an $800 fine.
No NY walk
And finally, daredevil Nik Wallenda’s hope of walking a tightrope between the Chrysler and Empire State buildings in New York have been dashed by the city’s top police officer. NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly said the stunt is not going to happen. Nik completed a walk over a gorge neat the Grand Canyon on Sunday and walked over Niagra Falls a year ago.