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The Evening Fix... now with added immortal jellyfish

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

Stephanie McKeon as Cinderella from the Gaiety Panto Cinderella meets with Laura Doyle (aged 5) from Longford, at Temple Street University Children’s Hospital. The panto Cinderella, in association with Tayto, will run from 2 December 2012 -13 January 2013. Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

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


#LARRY MURPHY Convicted rapist Larry Murphy has been traced to Amsterdam by a TV3 programme that is to air at 10pm tonight. The programme surveilled Murphy for a number of months and reporter Paul Williams will be seen on the show approaching him.

#HEATHER PERRIN Heather Perrin resigned as a District Court judge last night, but it has emerged that Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had been considering impeaching Perrin to remove her from the position. She was sentenced to two and a half years in jail today after being found guilty of inducing a client to leave half of his estate to her children.

#LOWRY Michael Lowry may be investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commision (SIPO) after it emerged that he failed to include his interests in certain lands in the UK in recent Dáil registers. The Dáil’s committee on members’ interests will ask SIPO to investigate whether he breached his obligations of the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001.

#TOY SHOW RTÉ has warned the public over fake Toy Show texts, urging members of the public not to respond to any text messages claiming to be from RTÉ. People have been receiving texts saying they have won tickets, and to call a premium rate number to collect them.

#SEX SHOPS Dublin MEP Emer Costello has called for the regulation of adult stores and lap-dancing clubs, saying that the industry can “often… be linked to criminality and prostitution”.

Who’s this? Why it’s only the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Dublin Fire Brigade Message in a Bottle launch. See, you can wear your mayoral chain over a fire suit! Message in a Bottle is a scheme which encourages people to keep their personal and medical details in a container which is stored in the fridge.


  • What happens when a zebra and pony run wild on the streets of Staten Island? This.
  • What do locations from iconic movies look like today? This incredible blog shows us scenes from Annie Hall, Home Alone, the French Connection and more as they were on film, and what they’re like today.
  • This incredible photo was taken at Lough Derg in Mountshannon, Clare, by reader John Cleary today. It’s a beauty.
  • Thought crossing the street in the capital was bad? Spare a thought for the folks in Hanoi… the trick seems to be just keep on walking:

(Liz Heron/YouTube)


  • Can a jellyfish unlock the secret of immortality? That’s the question this New York Times article poses, and – understandably – people really want to know the answer (it’s the second-most emailed article on the entire site).
  • Crime literally disappeared off the streets of New York City yesterday – here’s how one paper reported the good news.
  • What are not-very-clever ways to die? Eating a two-week-old unrefrigerated pie (yuck!), inviting a psycho killer inside, or taking your helmet off in outer space, according to this extremely popular video. Featuring cutesy cartoon characters, it already has almost 28,000,000 views on YouTube.  There’s also an accompanying website.


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