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The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s big stories, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

A visitor poses for a photo with a 3-D artwork in Taiwan
A visitor poses for a photo with a 3-D artwork in Taiwan
Image: Chiang Ying-ying/AP/Press Association Images

EVERY EVENING, brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Two seven-week-old Java leopards at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin (Michael Sohn/AP/Press Association Images)

  • A total of 145  new jobs were announced today, with 110 at a technology firm in Galway and Dublin and 35 at Western Union.
  • Meanwhile, it’s emerged that more than 12,000 people attended the Working Abroad Expo held over the weekend at Dublin’s RDS, with 250 jobs reportedly offered. Organisers were forced to close the doors early yesterday as the crowds were so large.
  • Mum-of-one Ann Cronin has written for about how she attended the event hoping for opportunities abroad, but found a window on today’s Ireland – and the view wasn’t pleasant.
  • The outcome of the Russian presidential election won by Vladimir Putin was “never in doubt”, according to an Irish TD who observed the vote. Eoghan Murphy about the election arrangements that ensured Putin’s victory.
  • Where are all the attractive men? Traveler’s Digest has published a list of the top ten cities for fine-lookin’ fellas.
  • A fire broke out today at the well-known Bang restaurant in Dublin, formerly owned by socialite brothers Simon and Christian Stokes. We’ve got pictures of the scenes as firefighters battled the blaze.
  • Protesters gathered outside the Dáil today in support of… cats. They even brought costumes.
  • As ever, we’ve been tackling the big* questions that really matter to you. Today: How do you butter your toast? *small
  • And finally: Want to see a dog playing Veggie Samurai on the iPad? Of course you do:


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