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The Daily Fix: Friday

The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.

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

The Royal Visit, Day 4:

In other news today…

  • Both the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Gardaí have refused to issue full details on the visit of President Barack Obama to Ireland next Monday – probably waiting until Sunday to issue details.
  • Tributes have been paid today to the late former Labour TD Michael Bell, who died this afternoon.
  • The Department of the Taoiseach has opened an online book of condolences for the late Dr Garret FitzGerald, who died yesterday.
  • Rosanna Davison has appeared in the High Court today over claims that Ryanair branded her a ‘racist’. Davison told a newspaper in 2008 that it was a shame Ryanair hadn’t included any Irish models in its annual calendar for that year – and Ryanair responded with a damning press release.
  • UCD economist Karl Whelan has warned that Ireland won’t be in a position to borrow from the world’s markets next year, as was first hoped – and as the waters get to our heads, we’re going to need a bigger bailout.
  • The IMF is less critical, however, claiming that Ireland’s bailout plan remains on track – though the Eurozone needs to be more flexible in dealing with each country’s own issues.
  • Do you use Twitter? Have you speculated about the identity of the Premier League footballer behind a superinjunction over an affair with Imogen Thomas? Congratulations – the footballer might be trying to sue you.
  • Chinese people are being offered a ‘taste of Ireland’… if they go to KFC, who are promising to lace chicken with a Bailey’s-style liqueur.
  • Finally, this will be the last Daily Fix you ever read – given that the world is ending tomorrow. What, you mean you didn’t know? A Californian preacher says the Bible guarantees the end of the world will come tomorrow, May 21. Another religious leader has posted this video to explain why he disagrees:

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