People raise their costumed Chihuahuas during the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade. AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jim Barcus
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • Cardinal Seán Brady has issued a public apology to the victims of clerical abuse and says he regrets that the parents of children at risk of abuse weren’t informed at the time.
  • The Tánaiste says that Ireland’s Fiscal Compact referendum will go ahead at the end of this month as planned despite French Socialist Francois Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election over the weekend. Meanwhile, the German Chancellor has ruled out any renegotiation of the Fiscal Compact, despite the French president-elect’s campaign comments to that effect.
  • A 35-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the Wellington Road area of Cork early this morning. Gardaí are appealing for information.
  • One man is due in court tomorrow in connection with a separate stabbing incident in Cork in which 31-year-old Mark Hanlon was fatally wounded on Saturday morning.
  • In tech news today: Angry Birds has netted over €80 million for Rovio in one year; here’s Apple’s message for new employees; and here’s how you can buy a piece of Facebook.
  • Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as Russia’s president for the third time. First on his agenda? Formally nominating his predecessor Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister. Over 100 people were arrested during today’s anti-Putin protests in Moscow city.

A Pakistani worker decorates a canal with artificial flowers, in Lahore, Pakistan today. (AP Photo/KM Chaudary/PA)

  • Has the Taoiseach ever struck you as a bit of an Action Man?
  • Here are nine holiday destinations which are suitable locations for pretending you’re a movie star.
  • Republic of Ireland soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni has named the 23-man squad to compete in the Euro 2012 championships this summer – but there’s no space for James McCarthy.
  • There’s some good news for Westlife today.
  • Is artificial intelligence close to passing the Turing test?‘s Jennifer Wade has been checking out AI developments so far.
  • And finally, the bank holiday weekend is drawing to a close. Enjoy some soothing blues guitar – accompanied by a singing cat:

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