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The Evening Fix... now with added double rainbow in Dublin

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

US athlete Travis Mahoney jumps the final hurdle during the men’s 3,000 metre steeplechase at a competition in Iowa today (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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

THINGS WE LEARNED

#OPINION POLL: A new opinion poll has found that less than one third of people believe the government should cut public sector pay, while the majority want the government to try to renegotiate the failed Croke Park pay agreement. The Red C poll for tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post also found that support for Labour has fallen by 2 points to 11 per cent while Fine Gael has remained steady at 28 per cent.

#ARD FHEIS: The Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis has passed three motions affirming the party’s position as anti-abortion, RTE News reports, including one which opposes legislation which may widen the grounds for abortion. Party leader Micheál Martin is due to give his keynote speech at the conference this evening, which we’ll be liveblogging here on TheJournal.ie from 8.30pm.

#MISSING MONEY 2: A second sum of money being held as evidence has gone missing at the Dublin Garda station where €9,000 was stolen last month. A Garda spokesperson said a criminal and disciplinary investigation is underway.

#CREDIT UNION: The number of people looking for loans from credit unions has dropped for the second year in a row, despite a total of €1.1 billion worth of loans handed out to members over the past 12 months.

#AT LAST: It’s taken two months but Italy’s new prime minister finally unveiled a new government today, breaking the stalemate which had led to fears about Italy’s ability to get out of recession. The government is a grand coalition between the two main parties from the left and the right.

#SECURITY BREACH: Up to 50 million people may have been affected by a security breach at deals website LivingSocial.com in which hackers gained unauthorised access to names, email addresses, and passwords of users.

THINGS WE LOVED

DOUBLE RAINBOW! Thanks to reader James Doyle for sending in this photo taken in Sallynoggin in Dublin earlier today. Got a good pic you’d like to share? Send it our way: tips@thejournal.ie.

THINGS WE SHARED

(Photo via Imgur)

  • This dog managed to fit an entire burger into his mouth and is pretty damn happy about it. Here’s 10 more individuals having the absolute time of their lives.
  • They will stop everything to take a nap, they act badly in public, and they can’t seem to get their food into their mouths – here’s 26 reasons why kids are basically just tiny drunk adults.
  • Michael Bublé, singing with an acapella group on the platform at a New York City subway station. You’re either going to love this or hate this:

(Video: MichaelBubleTV/YouTube)

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