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AP Photo/Yves Logghe A sticker is taped on a glass door at the nuclear plant in Tihange, Southeast of Brussels, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the preliminary report into the Cork plane crash is released; hopes at Fukushima; and some very original merchandise for the British royal nuptials.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed throughout the day.

  • That time is fast-approaching – don’t forget your weekend guide to the St Patrick Day festivities.
  • The preliminary report into February’s plane crash at Cork Airport, which killed six people, has found that there were no mechanical faults in the plane. However, the experience and training of the pilot and co-pilot will be the subject of further investigation.
  • One man has died and another has been hospitalised after apparently being overcome with fumes whilst removing sewage from a number of storage tanks in Co Cork.
  • More than 200 victims of child abuse have been identified following a major international investigation into suspected child sex abuse by Europol. The police agency said 184 suspected paedophiles have been arrested.
  • Campaigner Andrew Madden has responded to the Archbishop of Dublin’s comments that while the Catholic Church had failed to protect children in the past, so too had the State.
  • In Japan, officials say that a new power line could restore electricity to the Fukushima plant – enabling a steady water supply to be pumped around the reactors to prevent meltdown.
  • Google has announced the acquisition of a Dublin-based technology startup company that helps to improve the quality of low-resolution videos.
  • The merchandise machine is going strong ahead of Britain’s upcoming royal nuptials – however, with china plates, tea towels, books, mugs, thimbles, champagne flutes, souvenir tea bags, paperweights, postcards and keychains already in production you could be forgiven for wondering what else could possibly be offered to zealous collectors. Well the answer to that, apparently, is condoms. Complete with a photograph of the loving couple gazing at each other, naturally. Collectible, funny or downright creepy? Hmmm…

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