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The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

It's like he never left: a returning Brian O'Driscoll was among the tryscorers as Leinster demolished Cardiff Blues in today's Heineken Cup quarter-final at the Aviva.
It's like he never left: a returning Brian O'Driscoll was among the tryscorers as Leinster demolished Cardiff Blues in today's Heineken Cup quarter-final at the Aviva.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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.

  • It’s been confirmed that Pope Benedict will NOT be attending this year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. The pontiff has nominated Cardinal Marc Ouellet as his personal Legate to the congress taking place in June.
  • Gerry Adams has marked the anniversary of the Easter Rising by issuing a seven-point plan for the creation of a united Ireland. Adams says the seven “key strategic goals” would build popular support for reunification on both sides of the island.
  • At least 117 soldiers are still missing as a search continues following an avalanche in Pakistan this morning. The avalanche struck a mountainous, high-altitude area populated only by Indian and Pakistani soldiers close to the pair’s border.
  • RTÉ reports this evening that government sources are considering exemptions from the forthcoming property tax, for those who paid large amounts of stamp duty on house purchases in the last few years. It says a final decision is due in a report next month.
  • Elsewhere within the broadcaster, RTÉ is expected to face a fine of around €200,000 from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the Fr Kevin Reynolds scandal. The Irish Times reports the fine, a report we have separately established to be accurate.
  • Four men will appear in court this evening charged with the discovery of around €650,000 worth of cannabis in Carlow.
  • A senior employee at Virgin Atlantic has resigned after it emerged she had routinely shared the travel details of high-profile passengers, such as Cheryl Cole and Princess Beatrice, with a paparazzi agency.

Enthusiasts dressed as zombies invade the streets of Brussels during the 5th Zombie Parade in Brussels earlier today. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe))

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