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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C
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The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Lebanese firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a landfill site in southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

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


#CHILD SEX ABUSE: The Garda Sexual Crime Management Unit are now looking into the clerical child sex abuse reports which were released yesterday, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said.

#IRISH BONDS: A new ECB agreement may give Ireland the chance to return to commercial bond markets following the completion of the EU-IMF bailout programme.

#FRANCE SHOOTING: Three members of a British family have been shot dead in France. French president, François Hollande, has vowed to catch the killers.

NENAGH GENERAL HOSPITAL: The HSE has announced that from 17 September, the hospital will no longer be treating emergency medical needs or cardiology problems.

#MCD: The concert promoter has said that there was ‘no evidence to suggest the concert site was unsuitable’ for the Swedish House Mafia concert which took place in July of this year.

#CSO: Detailed figures documenting Ireland’s homeless have shown that 3,808 people were homeless on 10 April last year – the day of the Census.

#FREE TRAVEL: Minister Joan Burton has said that she values Ireland’s free travel scheme. Her comments came as it was announced that it was under review.


  • Your responses to our Enda Kenny ‘magic bean’ caption piece have certainly put a smile on our faces today. Let it put a smile on yours by checking it out here.
  • September has been good to us so far, weather-wise. We aren’t the only ones, however. Check out this sunset pic from Dubai.

(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)


  • It appears that the recession is affecting superheroes in addition to mere mortals. They will help you battle it, however, by opening your local supermarket.
  • Who said cops can’t dance? Eh, probably no one. This one at the Democratic Convention in the US certainly believes he can anyway. Nice find Nicola!


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