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Dave Thompson/PA Wire One of four North African Cheetah cubs steps outside for the first time since being born at Chester Zoo on June 21st.
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In the Friday Fix: Report into Air France crash released, heartbreaking scenes as Dublin autism school shuts, Trinity College chief is an Anchorman fan… and has Microsoft ‘leaked’ an anti-Google video?

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the main news stories of the day, as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

  • A report into the 2009 Air France crash has found that the crew was insufficiently trained and didn’t understand the situation they were dealing with. All 288 on board were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio to Paris. Three Irish women, returning from a holiday together, were among those killed.
  • Paul McGennis, the 81-year-old priest who abused a girl in his parish in the early eighties has been jailed for two years. He was sentenced to six years, but his age and health were taken into account. He had previously apologised to his victim.
  • A man in his forties has been charged with the attempted false imprisonment of a young girl in the Ferbane area of Offaly last week. The teenager said that a man in a white van attempted to pull her into the vehicle, but she escaped following a struggle.
  • A school in Donaghmede in Dublin for childen with autism was the scene of some sadness today as it closed its doors for the last time. The Acheive ABA School was funded until now by parents, but the Department of Education has turned down funding proposals:

Nicci McConnell and her son Jack Savage leaving the Achieve ABA School for the last time. Pic: Photocall Ireland