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Greatwood Charity Raceday at Newbury Racecourse earlier today.
Greatwood Charity Raceday at Newbury Racecourse earlier today.
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
Mar 3rd 2012, 9:45 PM 4,392 2

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.iebrings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

  • Fianna Fáil’s first Ard Fhéis since its crippling result last year’s General Election continued today. Delegates unanimously endorsed the adoption of a one member, one vote system which the party says is the “most radical reform” to its organisation structure. Leader Micheál Martin gave his keynote address from 8.30pm and live-blogged the entire speech, which included an apology for the party’s previous mistakes. See what happened.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross has still not been granted entry to the besieged neighbourhood of Baba Amr in the Syrian city of Homs to distribute vital aid to the people suffering there. Earlier today, the bodies of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik who were killed during shelling attacks were released to diplomats so they could return home to the US and France.
  • Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance following the theft of the preserved heart of Dublin saint Laurence O’Toole from Christ Church Cathedral today.
  • There has been huge reaction to photos showing thousands of people queuing outside the RDS today for the Working Abroad Expo as people search for job opportunities outside of Ireland.
  • AIB is still paying for staff gym and golf club fees, it was revealed by this morning.
  • A proposal to build the National Children’s Hospital at the Coombe site has been sent to the Minister for Health.
  • The IMF has raised hopes for a deal that could reduce Ireland’s Anglo Irish Bank debt pile.

This photo of Micheál Martin from the Ard Fhéis came in a close second in our Photo of the Day pick.

  • Any comment on our actual Photo of the Day?
  • And this is the week that was, in photos.
  • A controversial double-murder case is the subject of a critically-lauded documentary which will be screened at the Dingle Film Festival in two weeks.
  • We’ve been having a look at how much petrol prices have risen in Ireland – and why?
  • Lenny Henry, Martin McGuinness and Barry McGuigan were among those mourning the death of veteran comedian Frank Carson at his funeral earlier today.
  • Amazing photographs of Japanese men, women and children in the Manzanar prison camp during the 1940s have been released by the US Library of Congress on the 70th anniversary of the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans following the Pearl Harbour attack.
  • In this evening’s column, Frank Armstrong says the Turkey Twizzlers that outraged chef Jamie Oliver in England would actually be an improvement in some school canteens in Ireland.
  • Meet the 23 richest politicians in the world.
  • Is this the happiest dog you’ve seen today?

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