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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 19 January, 2020

The Evening Fix... now with added Sinéad O'Connor puppet

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Humayun’s Tomb is lit up in blue to mark World Autism Day in New Delhi, India (Altaf Qadri/AP).

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


#SWORDS: The body of a man in his early 20s has been found in a field just outside Swords, Co Dublin. Gardaí said preliminary enquiries are ongoing and all circumstances are being investigated.

#SAVITA: The solicitor for Savita Halappanavar’s husband Praveen has said the draft report into the woman’s death has not answered questions as to why she died. He said that he hoped to meet with obstetrician Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, who chaired the team who carried out the review on behalf of the HSE.

#EDUCATION: Education Minister Ruairí Quinn was heckled today by teachers holding up red cards and waving them in the air as he addressed the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation at their annual conference in Cork. Quinn briefly touched on the issue of the Croke Park Agreement proposals which he said were “very challenging”.

#BRITAIN: A couple in Britain have been found guilty of the manslaughter of six children who died in a house fire in Derby last year. Five of the children – Jayden aged 5, Jessie aged 6, Jack aged 8, John aged 9, and Jade aged 10 –  died in the fire in the early hours of 11 May and the sixth child, aged 13 died two days later.

#PAY PER POUND: A small airline from the Pacific island of Samoa is to become the first in the world to set its fares for passengers based on their weight. Passengers will be asked to declare their weight when booking and will then be charged between AU$1 (€0.81) and AU$4.16 (€3.39) for their travel.

Rebecca Marren from Blackrock, Dublin enjoys a ice-cream on the chalk beach created by 3D street artist Julian Beevor on the pavement in the IFCS, Dublin to mark the launch of Vodafone RED, a new mobile phone payment plan (Julien Behal/PA Wire).


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