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The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

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

  • Gardaí in Kerry have appealed to the public for information concerning the murder of James Cahillane in Killorglin last week. Investigating Gardaí have released details of  his final known movements before he died on 19 April.
  • Forty-three per cent of voters did not understand the question being put to them in last October’s Oireachtas Inquiries referendum by polling day, according to polling data published by the Referendum Commission. By comparison, 71 per cent of voters said they understood the proposal being put to them on judges’ pay.
  • Independent senator Rónán Mullen says he has been “taken aback” by suggestions he was ‘smirking’ when addressing women, who had previously undergone abortions, in Leinster House – repeating his assertion that the suggestions were  “entirely untrue”. In a statement provided to Newstalk’s Lunchtime show, shared withTheJournal.ie, Mullen said he was “deeply conscious of the sensitivity of the situation and the respect due to all persons present” when he addressed the meeting himself.
  • The second annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day free screening, held in September 2011, saw 83 people referred for urgent examinations and uncovered mouth cancer in 12 individuals, the Irish Dental Association has said.
  • Met Éireann says we could see 25mm and even up to 50mm of rainfall between early Wednesday and Thursday afternoon this week. Usually, around 50mm of rain falls during an average April.
  • Two Peats electronics stores will remain open following a “wave of goodwill” from customers and flexibility from its suppliers, the family-owned business announced today. The electronics chain, which had announced plans to go into liquidation, will instead trade under examinership in two outlets.
  • The first day of the inquest into the death of M16 spy Gareth Williams has drawn to a close, with his sister saying that he had complained of being unhappy with the “rat race” in London. Williams’ decomposing was found inside a locked holdall in his London flat in August 2010.
  • The National Jobseekers Roadshow kicked off today in Dublin and Cork – and Cpl has some recruitment tips for those interested. Meanwhile, M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced 30 new jobs in Cork.

Sales Assistant Hitesh Motwani helps launch the Heinz limited edition vintage 1952 label beans cans for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Fortnum and Mason, London. (David Parry/PA Wire)

  • US singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has taken the stand during the trial of the man accused of killing three members of her family. Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were killed in 2008 – and William Balfour, the estranged husband of the singer’s sister – has been accused of their murders. Balfour reportedly told Julia Hudson: “If you ever leave me, I’m going to kill you, but I’m going to kill your family first.”
  • Glen Hansard has released the first single from his debut solo album, Rhythm and Repose… what’s your verdict?
  • With Trinity and UCD Balls taking place last weekend, gardai will be glad nothing like this kicked off
  • New mum Peaches Geldof has continued the family tradition of giving unusual names upoon the birth of her first child.  ”We found (it) in a baby name book – quite an obscure one. We wanted something unusual but not ridiculous,” she said of the name in February.
  • Just lovely: a NASA timelapse photos show us what a wonderful world we live in…

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