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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Abusive emails, alcohol tests and a triple limb transplant…

Men take part in the traditional 'splashing festival' in Naganoharamachi, Japan
Men take part in the traditional 'splashing festival' in Naganoharamachi, Japan
Image: Yoichi Hayashi/AP/Press Association Images

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

  • It’s been another agonising day for the families of the three fishermen missing from the sunken trawler Tit Bonhomme. The search effort again ended without results, despite an influx of volunteers joining Coast Guard and other teams in Cork’s Glandore Bay.
  • A man has been charged over the killing of a 24-year-old in Passage West, Cork on Thursday. Tony Leahy, 23, will appear in Cork District Court on Monday.
  • How many abusive emails did the EU official who publicly clashed with broadcaster Vincent Browne last week receive? A “large number”, according to her spokesperson…
  • Doctors today performed the world’s first ever triple limb transplant – giving a patient in Turkey two new arms and a leg.
  • France and Germany are mounting a new push for the ‘harmonisation’ of EU corporation tax rates, according to reports – which suggest the Government is likely to face renewed heavy pressure over the issue. Meanwhile, Greek talks with bondholders have broken down unexpectedly.
  • The family of missing man Gerard Daly, 43, have told of their “devastation” seven months after his disappearance. Gerard’s sister told TheJournal.ie they now fear Gerard may be dead, but believe witnesses may have crucial information.
  • A ‘deep clean’ is being carried out in the Belfast hospital ward where three newborn babies have died after an outbreak of infection.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague has his make up done today ahead of a performance for Chinese New Year in Temple Bar (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

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