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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: What Diarmuid Martin wants the Taoiseach to explain; Celia Larkin’s earfuls for Bertie; why McDonald’s is ‘Lovin’ It’ in Ballymun; and what did the Rubberbandits get upto at Electric Picnic?

Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup on Sunday as Kilkenny beat Tipp in the All Ireland hurling final.
Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup on Sunday as Kilkenny beat Tipp in the All Ireland hurling final.
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

EVERY DAY, brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

  • The Archbishop of Dublin has called on the Taoiseach to explain remarks he made in relation to the Vatican’s handling of allegations into clerical child sexual abuse in Cloyne. Diarmuid Martin’s comments follow the publication of the Holy See’s response to the Cloyne report yesterday.
  • Gardaí have made a further appeal for witnesses who may have seen the getaway to a fatal shooting in Ballymun last night. A 49-year-old man was shot and later died at the St Margaret’s halting site in the north Dublin area.
  • Talks have failed over the surrender of one of Colonel Gaddafi’s last strongholds in Libya. A full on assault by rebel forces on the town of Bani Walid is now expected.
  • Fianna Fáil has warned that the banks will have to foot a bill as high as €10 billion as the number of mortgage holders falling into arrears accelerates at a higher than anticipated rate.
  • Ireland is still undecided on the issue of Palestinian statehood as the territory looks set to appeal for recognition as a state at the UN later this month. We’ve been asking should we be supporting Palestine’s bid for full statehood and so far over 70 per cent of you think so.
  • Good day for Michael D Higgins who leads two presidential opinion polls out this morning. Although not so good for his party, Labour, which has dropped to 12 per cent of public support as its coalition partner, Fine Gael, surges to 44 per cent.
  • “One of the most enjoyable parts about working with older people is that they don’t really care what other people think,” photographer Garvan Gallagher asks why, if we are living longer, do old people feel invisible?
  • Celia Larkin has spoken today about how she used to give Bertie Ahern regular earfuls when the pair were an item. She’s been expanding on her belief that the former Taoiseach should only have served one and a half terms as leader.
  • The United Kingdom could be damaged by the disbanding of the Scottish Conservative Party and the creation of a new centre-right party in Scotland say some. We’ve been asking whether it’s time Scotland sought full independence from the UK.
  • Are you lovin’ it? McDonald’s has opened its new restaurant in Ballymun, creating 60 new jobs.
  • This time next week, the world will remember the day it changed forever as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 is marked. Here’s who won’t be there and what they can’t say.
  • Heard about the piglets who suckle on a dog who they have adopted as their second mum? Thought not, check it out here.
  • Tears in Tipp and but cat laughs in Kilkenny as they regained their All-Ireland SHC title at Croke Park. The good folks over at were going minute-by-minute.
  • Relax, it’s Sunday, indulge yourself in our 7 deadly reads, compiled for your reading pleasure on this wet weekend evening.
  • Finally, we’re all about Electric Picnic this weekend. Here’s a cracking gallery of loads of people in silly outfits having loads of fun. And did you hear the Rubberbandits on 2fm yesterday? No worries listen and watch them here:

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