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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…

Lightning over the Shaktar stadium in Ukraine as the hosts' Euro 2012 clash with France is briefly suspended earlier this evening.
Lightning over the Shaktar stadium in Ukraine as the hosts' Euro 2012 clash with France is briefly suspended earlier this evening.
Image: Vadim Ghirda/AP/Press Association Images

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.

The loneliness of an average Premiership footballer? Glenn Whelan contemplates life at a training session in Poland today the day after Ireland’s humiliating Euro 2012 defeat to Spain in Gdansk last night. Plenty of reaction to that over on TheScore.ie’s microsite.

  • But speaking of all that, Roy Keane’s biographer Eamon Dunphy has hit out at the former Republic of Ireland captain claiming that he has “lost the plot” in criticising fans for their passionate singing even after Trap’s side had been well and truly beaten.
  • Meanwhile, if you haven’t seen the Angela Merkel Apres Match skit post last night’s game then you really should, you scoop monkeys.
  • China is to send its first woman into space this Saturday. Lui Yang has the honour of that but we wanted to know who you would send into orbit. Suggestions included: Jedward, Angela Merkel, Twink, and Joe Higgins.
  • Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin, her of fornication fame, has said that there should be a dress code in the Dáil, believing that Mick Wallace’s t-shirts and Richard Boyd-Barrett’s jeans have no place in the “solemn” chamber.
  • Gardaí have warned the public to be wary of a computer virus which displays a police logo and asks users to pay a fine. Here’s what you should be looking out for.
  • So how did the US Army, one of the most fearsome fighting forces in the world, celebrate its 237th birthday? A cupcake tank of course.
  • Finally, what does a border collie do when he has no sheep to round up? Well as this insightful report from ITN News shows us, he rounds up  tigers:

YouTube: ITN News

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