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Little pirate Nessa Last (5) helps to launch Mayo Alive Festival, taking place in Temple Bar, Sunday 19th June. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

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

  • Tributes have poured out today for former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, who passed away this morning. Lenihan, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, was described as “one of life’s really good guys” and “a genuine public servant who did his very best in dire times”. He is survived by his wife and two children, his mother, his three brothers and his sister.

It’s a (mostly) beautiful June day, so what about a bit of poetry? Seek out a shaft of sunlight, sit down and take in Gabriel Byrne’s rendition of The Lake Isle of Inishfree. Or, if Benicio del Toro is more to your taste, you can listen to him recite the words of George Bernard Shaw… (more at Imagine Ireland Arts).

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