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Daily Fix: Wednesday

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

3-week-old baby Malayan tapir Nadira takes a first look at her new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.
3-week-old baby Malayan tapir Nadira takes a first look at her new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.
Image: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY DAY TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

It is the third anniversary of the death of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan, who was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity in November 2008. To mark the day, his mother Mary Geoghegan, the Mayor of Limerick Jim Long, and Margaret Walsh (pictured) unveiled of the ‘Pitch for Shane’ art project in his memory.

Members of the public from all over Ireland, and the world, contributed to the installation – which consists of over 20,000 clay figurines. The exhibition runs from until 3 December in Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Council, Merchants Quay.

Images: Press 22

  • The outgoing Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou, has made an address to the nation in which he has insisted his country will do “whatever is required” to remain a part of the eurozone. However, Papandreou refused to give details about who will become the country’s next premier.
  • A video copy of a 1995 interview with Steve Jobs has been recently discovered: “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” will be shown in US movie theatres later this month. We’ve dug out some of the footage…
  • Photographer David Creedon travelled around Ireland to explore the homes left empty by death or emigration. See his haunting images here.
  • Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan wore a Louis Copeland suit made out of hemp to the Dáil today to highlight the ten year anniversary of his campaign to have cannabis legalised in Ireland. Flanagan said that the suit was “very comfortable, excellent material, and it’ll be my attire for many an occasion from now on”.

Surfing legend Garrett McNamara has broken the world record for the largest wave ever surfed: McNamara was reportedly towed into a rouge wave off the Portuguese coast yesterday – but the 90 foot wall of water was no match for him.

(McNamara is Massachusetts-born but we reckon with a name like that we can probably claim him as our own…)

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