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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 17 February, 2020

The Evening Fix... now with added emos.

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

15-year-old Louise Murray from St Mary’s College in Naas, Co Kildare, looking at a super conductor reacting to magnetic force at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin today. (Photo: Julien Behal/PA Wire)

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


#SHOOTING: A second man has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Crumlin in Dublin last night.

#RECALL: Toyota has announced a recall of over 36,000 cars in Ireland due to a defect in the electric windows.

#PUPPIES: The DSPCA has said that the 50 puppies rescued yesterday afternoon will be looking for new homes shortly – but not until the Garda investigation into what happened has concluded.

#CYCLING: The US Anti-Doping Agency has said it has gathered “overwhelming” evidence that Lance Armstrong was involved in “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping program that sport has ever seen”.

#SPENDING: Households in Ireland now spend more money on housing than on food for the first time ever, according to new figures from the CSO.

#PUSSY RIOT: A Russian appeals court has released one member of Pussy Riot but ordered that two other members remain in jail.

#MOO: Iran is to lift the ban on Irish beef which has been in place since March 1996.



  • Ruby Wax’s TED talk about mental illness entitled “What’s so funny about mental illness” was posted this afternoon on the TED site. Well worth a watch if you have 9 minutes to spare.
  • Here’s 26 Things The Internet Wants to Know About Emos.
  • If you’ve been looking for a YouTube video about futility, endeavour, and schadenfreude – and really, who isn’t? – then we’ve got just the job. Here’s 65 seconds of a dog trying to pull a root out of the ground. Nice try, boy.

(Video: Neil Harper/YouTube)

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