ITV have announced that a contestant on this seasons Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (WWTBAM) answered the million pound question. This is the first time since the series relaunched, with Jeremy Clarkson as host, that the top prize has been won. The winner will join Judith Keppel (2000), Judith Keppel (2000), David Edwards (2001), Robert Brydges (2001), Pat Gibson (2004) and Ingram Willcox (2006) as a Millionaire.
The Irish beer lobby group, Drinks Ireland Beer, has said that the beer sector has be significantly impacted by COVID-19 due to the closure of pubs and other venues across the country. It is calling for urgent Government support for Ireland\'s pub sector, which had been due to re-open on Monday, the 10th of August, but the re-opening of venues has been postponed, while 3 counties in the midlands are going back into lockdown for two more weeks.
Micheal Palin will reflect on his past travels in Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle and Sahara. Micheal Palin\'s Travels is a 4 part documentary series for BBC TWO. Palin will give his untold personal stories of his travels and comparing what it was like traveling to far off places in 1988 to today\'s travel hungry holiday makers.
Virgin Media Television is to axe 780 hours of live TV from its schedules. Virgin Media One had recently announced a major increase in live TV in 2019 replacing ITV's This Morning with an extended Ireland AM, Elaine and News at 12. Ireland AM will see an hour cut from its programme, Elaine will move back to 3pm each weekday, while Virgin Media news will be cut by half an hour moving to 12:30, meanwhile their NEWS on TWO show was axed in 2019.
An Post (The Irish National Postal Service) has increase the price of a postage stamp to €1.10 from €1, the last increase was in 2017 when it raised the price of the stamp from 72c. This is a 10% increase in the cost of sending a letter via the postal service in Ireland, while posting international will increase from €1.70 to €1.80. An Post suggest this is to help invest in future services.
If you were lucky enough to go to the moon, you’d be able to jump six times as high there as you can here on Earth. Try it: jump up and imagine you’re on the moon. Six times further up you’d go (better not look down).