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The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Jul 11th 2012, 8:06 PM 9,468 3

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a march by coal miners in Madrid today. (Photo: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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


#REILLY: Health Minister James Reilly will make a five minute statement in the Dáil at 9.55pm tonight about his financial affairs.

#PHOENIX PARK: Alan Shatter has said concert promoters MCD should apologise for the ‘level of disorder’ at the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park on Saturday.

#SYMPHYSIOTOMY: The High Court has reduced the compensation given to a symphysiotomy victim from €450,000 to €325,000. The judge said the reduction in the award was in no sense a reflection on the truthfulness of the victim.

#BABY NAMES: Ireland’s most popular baby names are Jack and Emily. Here’s what else made the top ten.

#SPACE: Ireland is set to become NASA’s first international research partner. Whoo! The announcement came on the day the Euroscience Open Forum kicked off in Dublin.

#UK: The husband of one of Britain’s richest women has been arrested in connection with the discovery of her body at the couple’s home in west London.



  • What’s your favourite Irish film? #Greatirishmovies was trending in Ireland for most of today when Tom Dowling, tweeting from the @ireland account, asked people what their picks for the best Irish-made films were. Most popular: The Guard, The Commitments, and The Snapper but there were lots of suggestions:

  • Your signature will never look as impressive as your parents’ signature and fedoras are ALWAYS a mistake. Here’s Buzzfeed’s 27 indisputable facts that everyone knows are true
  • Here’s Gary Oldman reading from R Kelly’s autobiography, the enigmatically-titled ‘Soula Coaster’ in a posh and rather magnificent accent:

(VIdeo via JimmyKimmelLive/YouTube)

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