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The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

A truck is lifted onto the floating stage during a performance of “Carmen” opera on Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia (Rob Griffith/AP).

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…

THINGS WE LEARNED

#CYPRUS: The European Commission has said that it is up to Cyprus to come up with a revised bailout deal that will not be vetoed by its parliament. Earlier today Cypriot interior minister Socratis Hasikos admitted that the country’s two main banks may never re-open after the Troika rejected a ‘plan B’ put forward by the country’s government.

#FARMERS: The Irish Farmers’ Association has said it is happy with the progress made by Europe’s agriculture ministers on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms. However the association said there is still a long road ahead noting that the reforms will hit the most productive farmers the hardest.

#GARDA CUTS: The Garda Representative Association (GRA) protested today outside Dáil Eireann against proposed cuts to public sector pay under the terms of the new Croke Park deal. The GRA says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” and have questioned the Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s judgement for allowing it to be put on the table.

#ARREST: Three men in their 20s have been arrested in relation to an arson attack on a garda station on Co Clare on Tuesday morning. A car was also set on fire in the incident and two windows in the building were damaged, though no one was injured.

#BONDS: Today Ireland bought back €500 million of its own national debt, erasing the need to repay it when it fell due next month. The NTMA had been due to repay €5.125 billion next month, having raised the money in an auction in January 2012.

Dave Evans peers through one of his test puzzle he’s cut of Queen Elizabeth II before starting to cut what he expects to be the world’s largest hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle at his workshop in Weymouth, Dorset (Chris Ison/PA Wire).

THINGS WE LOVED

THINGS WE SHARED

  • Hide yo’ wife, hide yo’ kids, ’cause this species of frog that incubates its babies in its stomach before vomiting them up is due to make a comeback from extinction.
  • It’s International Happiness Day so here are 9 things we think will make you smile. We dare you not to get emotional watching the Ireland and Italia 90 video…
  • This can’t be real… can it?

(SuperUnrealWorld/YouTube)

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