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The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed….

Ireland fans at Dublin Airport today as they prepared to fly out to Poland for Euro 2012.
Ireland fans at Dublin Airport today as they prepared to fly out to Poland for Euro 2012.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

Euro 2012 fever has hit the country with this Irish fan painted onto a window in Dublin’s city centre as the Boys in Green prepare for Sunday’s opener against Croatia. Fans were departing from Dublin Airport today while the tournament got under way with hosts Poland held to a draw by Greece (Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

  • The eurozone crisis rumbles on with reports today that Spain could be on the verge of asking for a bailout although such claims were played down by government-type figures. We’ve heard that before…
  • Meanwhile in an entirely unrelated piece, here’s 20 countries with the highest probability of defaulting.
  • The Leveson inquiry into media ethics will have a bumper line up of former British Prime Ministers next week with no less than three including the current incumbent set to give evidence.
  • A team of scientists who raised doubts about the theory that nothing is faster than the speed of light last year have now acknowledged that in fact Albert Einstein was right all along.
  • Some householders in Limerick are being advised to boil their water after heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours raised fears that water supply may be contaminated.
  • Want to see a piglet coming down the stairs and jumping into a bowl of oatmeal? Yeah you do.
  • One Irish soccer fan is a very lucky man this evening after the pre-tournament nightmare of misplacing his match tickets was resolved when his friend picked them up at Dublin Airport and promised to deliver them out in Poland. Here’s the full story.
  • Finally, if you haven’t seen the film Prometheus yet then here’s a preview of it… made entirely of paper. A good watch even if you have seen the movie:

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