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The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

A boy at a huge bonfire on the Shankhill Road in Belfast as Orange Order members celebrated 12 July. (Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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

THINGS WE LEARNED

#MICHAELA: The two men accused of the murder of Michaela McAreavey have been found not guilty by a jury in Mauritius. The McAreavey and Harte families have said there are “no words [to] describe the sense of devastation and desolation now felt by both families” over the verdict.

#BAILOUT: Ireland is meeting all the targets of the bailout according to the latest review by the Troika.

#REILLY: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has expressed his confidence in James Reilly after the Health Minister gave a personal statement to the Dáil about why he appeared on a list of debt defaulters.

#SERVITUDE: A husband and wife who are both members of a Traveller family have been jailed in England for forcing homeless men to work in conditions of virtual slavery.

#AVALANCHE: Nine climbers are reported to have been killed in an avalanche that struck at a ski resort in the French Alps in the early hours of this morning.

#SHUFFLIN’: Fianna Fáil’s only backbench TD, Éamon Ó Cuív, has been brought back onto the party’s front bench – along with all the rest of the party’s TDs – in a reshuffle announced this evening.

THINGS WE LOVED

(Photo via RonCharles/Twitter)

THINGS WE SHARED

(Video: Carlsberg Ireland/YouTube)

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