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Ministers James Reilly and Alan Shatter launch the pilot Emergency Aeromedical Service today in Athlone Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

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.

  • Declan Ganley has denied any conflict of interest over his involvement in a Swiss asset management company and his position on the Fiscal Treaty referendum. For all the day’s developments, you can check out our Referendum Round-up. We’ll also be running a liveblog of this evening’s RTÉ Frontline referendum debate.
  • An investigation has been launched into the death of a 51-year-old woman in Dublin following an assault outside a fast food outlet at around 3.15am Sunday morning.
  • The ISPCC says that its Childline helpline for children has received a record number of calls about emotional abuse.
  • A prison in Mississippi is on lockdown today after a riot yesterday which resulted in the death of one guard and injuries to  19 other people.
  • A group of banks has been granted a €164 million judgment against the developer Seán Dunn over loans he was given to buy hotels in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
  • The department responsible for covering the costs of the Mahon Tribunal says that the estimated final cost for the 13-year-long inquiry will hit €196.3 million.
  • A suicide bomber has killed over 100 soldiers in an attack during a military parade in Yemen.
  • A paedophile dubbed the ‘Monster of Riga’ has been jailed for 18 years for the abuse of over 60 children in the Netherlands while he worked as a nursery school assistant and babysitter.
  • Meanwhile in Ireland, new legislation which would make it a criminal offence not to disclose information regarding the abuse of a child may not apply to priests.

Queen Masenate Mohato Seesio of Lesotho reacts with delight upon being presented with a gift as she and her husband King Letsie III visit Newbridge Silverware Factory.

  • Three climbers have died while returning from the summit of Mount Everest.
  • Bee Gee star Robin Gibb has died aged 62 following a long battle with cancer.
  • In this evening’s Read Me, Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin says it’s time for political parties to work together on job creation.
  • Check out these amazing pictures of last night’s annular solar eclipse.
  • Jamie Oliver is set to open a restaurant in Dublin. Jamie’s Italian is set to open at Dundrum Town Centre this autumn.
  • In this week’s Burning Question, we’ve been asking how you peel a banana. Seriously.
  • Have you seen Diarmuid Gavin’s latest extraordinary creation? Gavin has constructed a pyramid-like garden for the Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Have you ever wondered what happens if the Olympic torch goes out during its relay ahead of the Games? Here you go:

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