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The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Farmer Gus Martin in Dublin today to remind people about the Trim Haymaking Festival getting underway this Sunday. A Roll in the Hay competition, a donkey show and a welly throwing contest are all on offer
Farmer Gus Martin in Dublin today to remind people about the Trim Haymaking Festival getting underway this Sunday. A Roll in the Hay competition, a donkey show and a welly throwing contest are all on offer
Image: Photocall Ireland

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

The Daily Fix: Monday
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  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Source: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Joe Drein from Templelogue signs the book of condolence for Brian Lenihan todaySource: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Source: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    American Ambassador Dan Rooney signs the book of condolence for Brian Lenihan at Government BuildingsSource: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Members of the public applaud on Main Street in Blanchardstown Village, as the hearse carrying the coffin of former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD leaves Jennings Funeral Home for St Mochtas Church in Porterstown. Source: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Source: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    Members of the public wait on Main Street in Blanchardstown Village, for the hearse carrying the coffin of former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD to leave Jennings Funeral Home for St Mochtas Church in PorterstownSource: Photocall Ireland
  • Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

    President Mary McAleese with husband Senator Martin McAleese attending Brian Lenihan's removal at St Mochta's Church in PorterstownSource: Photocall Ireland

  • The HSE is reminding smokers that one in every two will die from a tobacco-related disease. A new campaign is being launched to encourage people to quit, focusing on the effect on their loved ones.
  • One of the world’s most authoritative banking associations has ruled that AIB is officially in default. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has voted to recocognise AIB’s moves to enforce burden-sharing on some of its junior bondholders as a “Restructing Credit Event” aka a default.
  • With Finance Minister Michael Noonan ruling out a tax on text messages, TheJournal.ie asked if such a tax would make a difference to how you text. Forty-eight per cent of those who voted said that would shell out an extra 1cent, while 40 per cent would simply stop texting altogether. Ten per cent weren’t sure either way. Thks 4 tking prt in r poll :)
  • The focus of the E.Coli outbreak in Germany is now turning to German officials as the crisis stabilises. The authorities, both federal and regional, have acknowledged that there are lessons to be learned from the way the crisis was handled. After blame swung from Spanish farmers to German beansprout growers there was much criticism of how the outbreak was tackled.
  • Students sitting today’s Leaving Cert higher level Maths paper 2 seemed to be relieved after the exam proved to be easier that the first paper handed out on Friday, which had been described as “unfair” and “very difficult”.
  • Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has said that Ireland has no dedicated missing children’s hotline because nobody has applied to operate it. Four years have passed since a hotline number has been reserved for such a service, but nobody wants to take it on. The current service offered, a website, is horribly outdated.
  • The international hackers group Anonymous wasn’t letting Spanish police get away with arresting three of its alleged members at the weekend. The group blocked the website of Spain’s national police briefly on Sunday, apparently in retaliation.
  • A Mullingar man has become the first ever winner of a Deca Ironman challenge, which sees competitors complete an Ironman Triathalon every day for ten days. Gerry Duffy was one of only three men to complete the challenge.
  • Finally, you may still be reeling from US President Barack Obama acknowledging them in his College Green speech, but the Corrigan Brothers – you know, the ones behind ‘There’s No-one as Irish as Barack Obama’ – are nothing if not industrious. They’ve written a song about Tipperary’s very own Las Vegas. It would be a shame not to share it…

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