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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

The EuroMillions winner has made contact, and commission of inquiry announced into abuse case – it’s the Evening Fix.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


12474015_957413797672150_10039117198222372_o Storm Henry batters a pier at Enniscrone, Co Sligo, earlier today Source: Maple Moose Enniscrone/Facebook


The Week That Was In Latin America Photo Gallery Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the primary carriers of the Zika virus which is spreading around Latin America Source: AP/Press Association Images

#SYRIA: An Islamic State triple bomb has killed 71 people in the embattled state.

#SWITZERLAND: The chef from the ‘world’s best restaurant’ was found dead at his home.

#NORWAY: Police in the Scandinavian country are to disarm after the force’s directorate ruled there are ‘no grounds’ for them to carry guns.

#ZIKA: The World Health Organisation has declared the mosquito-transferred virus outbreak an international emergency.

#CANADA: A renowned DJ has gone on trial for the sexual assault and choking of three women.


  • Google Chrome is going to be getting a makeover…
  • Proof that there are no lazy depths that technological innovation won’t plumb, the Japanese have come up with a wearable chair. We want one. [Geek]


On a day in which Irish people of a certain age experienced a nostalgic jump back to childhood with the news that Findus Crispy Pancakes are not long for this world, have a listen to one of cinema’s most legendary names struggling with an ad for various frozen foods.

Orson Welles, the man behind celluloid triumphs Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil, wasn’t averse to, well, lowering his standards in later years (his last role was that of Galvatron in Transformers the Movie after all).

But there’s still something a little tragic about him struggling with the grammatical inferiority of ad copy for frozen cod:

Source: jonnyacapulco/YouTube

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