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The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas

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

The sun rises over a frozen path at Birdlip Hill, Gloucestershire, England ( Image: Tim Irealnd/PA Wire).

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


#ARRESTS: A woman has now been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Rialto yesterday morning. She is the third person to be arrested over the incident and two male teens remain in garda custody for questioning.

#BUDGET: Older people could be able to delay the payments of their property tax until they die and their estate is passed on, Social Protection minister Joan Burton said today. She said the proposal was one of a number of options being proposed by the Finance Minister for how the tax could be paid.

#OPINION POLL: Support for Fine Gael has fallen significantly in the last five weeks, according to an opinion poll on voter intentions published this morning. The party’s 28 per cent share of the vote is its lowest in two years.

#REGENERATION: After more than 15 years of promises, plans to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens, the decaying social housing complex off Dublin’s North Circular Road which had become a byword for bad planning and anti-social behaviour, have officially been put on hold. It was confirmed this week that the plans would not go ahead due to a lack of money.

#SAVINGS: A new survey has shown that 47 per cent of people are not saving at all. When asked, what they will do with spare cash, half of consumers in the survey said they would use it to pay off debt.

Runners dressed in red and blue Santa costumes take part in the RunLiverpool Santa Dash 2012 in Liverpool (Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire).


  • We loved these vintage skiing posters full of people looking mad cool on the slopes dating back as far as the 1930s.
  • Without overdoing it on the Christmas themed items, this dubstep Christmas lights show is pretty spectacular. (The action really starts at 01:45):

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BESTIES: Meryl Streep uses her iPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington yesterday (Kevin Wolf/AP/).


  • Making up confessions, playing outside until the last possible minute and learning songs like Zacheus – it’s 11 things we all did when we were kids.
  • Beverages at the ready folks, it’s time to play the Unofficial Love/Hate Drinking Game.
  • If you’re a fan of volcanoes, you’ll eat this up. The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii has been erupting since 1983 and this video shows the lava flowing into the sea last week. Powerful and strangely soothing…

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