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The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Filipino Catholics receive communion during a mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines (Aaron Favila/AP).

HERE ARE ALL the things we learned, loved and shared today.

THINGS WE LEARNED

#ROADS: Three people have been killed on the roads in Sligo and Dublin overnight. In Dublin, a 21-month-old girl died after being struck by a car in a housing estate in Tallaght. Two men were killed in a separate collision in Sligo when their car left the road and crashed.

#SINN FÉIN: A new opinion poll has put Sinn Féin just three per cent behind the top party with Fine Gael topping the poll and Fianna Fáil dropping four points to second place. In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Gerry Adams said he will definitely lead the party into the next general election.

#BELFAST: An explosive device was found outside a Catholic church in Belfast yesterday evening. Police in Northern Ireland said the device, which was found outside St Mary’s on the Hill chapel in Newtownabbey, was small and crude but it was still viable.

#CROKE PARK 2: Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said that trade unions who left the talks on the second Croke Park deal, will not be granted a side to protect certain conditions within their industry. Varadkar said there would not be “cruel and unusual punishment” for unions who left but said that those, like the INMO and garda bodies, who withdrew, had left their members “high and dry”.

#FARMING: The Irish Farmers’ Association is this evening holding an emergency meeting to discuss proposed changes to the way in which payments are distributed to farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy. The IFA said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney had let farmers down and that he needed to push harder in negotiations with other EU ministers.

European Commission Director Matthias Morse totally got photobombed by this pooch today as he arrived for a meeting between Greek officials and debt inspectors from the ECB and IMF. Ruff deal. (Kostas Tsironis/AP).

THINGS WE LOVED

  • These beautiful images taken by Murad Osmann as his girlfriend leads him by the hand around the world. Clingy, but fascinating.
  • This amusing infographic about the ongoing battle between serif and sans serif fonts.
  • What’s not to love about this little dog strolling around a supermarket on two legs? She’s just out, hanging with her girlfriends.

(Video: iamdrewi/YouTube)

THINGS WE SHARED

  • Everyone knows koalas are utterly ridiculous right? If not, here are 20 reasons why. We’re big fans of 9 and 13. And of course, 20.
  • Pressing the snooze button, checking your phone for no reason, opening and closing the fridge without taking any food – here are 9 pointless things absolutely everyone does.
  • It may have been done in a rather forceful manner, but the sentiment in this video of Anonymous protesters encouraging people to give money to a homeless person was a good one. The man is either extremely touched or terrified.

(Video: tiggersmith1992/YouTube)

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