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Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

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.

  • Granted, it has been a tough eight days for Irish football supporters but Trapattoni’s XI may be able to salvage something from Euro 2012 tonight as they take on Italy. Niall Kelly over at is following Duff & Co. right now if you fancy joining him.
  • Meanwhile, an anxious family has issued an appeal for help to locate an Irish fan who has been missing in Poland since Saturday. James Nolan, 21, was last seen in Bydgoszcz, about 130kms north east of Poznan.
  • In tonight’s main news, the judge and jury in the Michaela McAreavey murder trial are to visit the hotel in which she was honeymooning when she was murdered in January last year. The nine-member panel, the judge and lawyers will examine the grounds of the Legends, as well as the McAreavey’s room tomorrow morning.
  • Fresh from delivering her Nobel Lecture in Oslo, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Dublin tonight to receive the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award and address an audience at Grand Canal Square. Here are all the details.
  • The European Commission has described a report suggesting that the Troika could propose to extend the repayment schedule for Ireland’s bailout loans as “simply not true”. A spokesperson for Olli Rehn told that the RTE News report was incorrect.
  • Salacious, ‘mommy porn’, erotica: just some of the words used to describe Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel which has just stripped Harry Potter (not like that) of the fastest-selling paperback title in the UK.

Women chant, “My body is mine,” in a march for women’s rights during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today. (Image: Felipe Dana/AP/Press Association Images)

  • Remember the septic tank charge? Well, it’s back.
  • The price of some medications will be reduced, the Health Minister revealed today after a deal was finally agreed between the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association and the HSE.
  • More problems for Mick Wallace were revealed today. His car was towed from an Aer Lingus staff car park at Dublin Airport over the weekend. Ouch.
  • Happy Birthday Macca: Beatles legend Paul McCartney turned 70 today. We’ve been celebrating that fact with these seven facts.
  • And back to football, both the FAI and PFAI have criticised Monaghan United’s handling of its exit from the Airtricity League. Players at the club were not told they had lost their jobs priory to the publication of a press release this morning.
  • Want to see Bertie Ahern in jail? Click here.
  • We can get a bit cranky over here at HQ on Mondays and certain issues can really set us off. Like peanut butter. Or butter with peanut butter.
  • Author’s disclaimer: I’m not fond of cats (sorry!) but this, this is just…

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