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Daily Fix: Monday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Selena Gomez at The MTV European Music Awards 2011, The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Selena Gomez at The MTV European Music Awards 2011, The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
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EVERY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • A total of 14 schools were delivered this year under the Rapid Delivery programme. This Thursday will reveal if cuts to capital projects will affect the future building of schools under the scheme.
  • Two former gardaí have been jailed, and a third garda has been given a suspended sentence, over the assault of a man in Waterford city in 2010. The three were convicted in connection with the assault of 38-year-old Anthony Holness on New Street in the city on 29 January 2010.
  • The Bishop of Derry has tendered his resignation to the Vatican, citing health reasons. Dr Séamus Hegarty said in a statement today that he had recently been diagnosed with a condition “which is unfortunately, irreversible and progressive”.
  • Three Irish authors have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC Literary Award. Nominees were announced this morning, with Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ considered a hot favourite for the €100,000 prize.
  • One of the most prominent terrorists of the Cold War, Carlos the Jackal, has faced trial in France today over four deadly bombings in Europe in the 1980s.
  • As the political crisis in Greece role on we take a closer look at Antonis Samaras – the man vying for current Prime Minister George Papandreou’s role.
  • Feeling the cold today? Readers have been sending us their photographs of the frosty morning and winter sunshine - check them out

Frost in @FionaLMcGrath’s garden this morning

Usually, we would frown on a parent secretly videotaping their child dancing in the kitchen and then posting the video on YouTube… but this is different: this kid can boogie.

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