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Carl Scully (11) and Connell Molloy (12), both from Clontarf, enjoy the Viking Festival today on the promenade. Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed….

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

  • Spain has said it will formally request financial aid from Europe to recapitalise its ailing banking sector. The loans of up to €100 billion will come from eurozone funds – not the IMF – and there will be no programme of austerity attached.
  • Finance Minister Michael Noonan welcomed what he called the “significant announcement” from Spain in relation to its banking system. He said it would provide much-needed confidence and stability in the eurozone but would be of particular importance for the Irish economy.
  • Wexford TD Mick Wallace is to seek permission to give a personal explanation on his tax affairs to the Dáil on Tuesday afternoon. He said he intends to use the time to propose how he can continue to serve his constituents.
  • Three men have been arrested and one hospitalised after a serious assault in Blanchardstown this morning. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the attack at Fortlawn Park.
  • Five Bus Éireann vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the company’s Thurles depot last night. Although four of them were due to be scrapped, one was a school bus still in use.
  • In this evening’s column, Fine Gael Dr Liam Twomey explains how a living will can give control back to a person at the end of their life. He insists his proposed Bill has nothing to do with euthanasia or assisted suicide.
  • Several security breaches have been reported by major websites this week. Emer McLysaght has taken a look at how such password leaks could affect YOU.
  • Here is your (un)surprising starting XI for tomorrow’s Euro 2012 opener against Croatia. has all the other details from Day 2 so far…including today’s first result, tonight’s second game LIVE and a disturbing video of Russian hooligans attacking Wroclaw stadium stewards.

It seems everyone is getting into the spirit of things…Phil Lynott’s statue just off Grafton Street today. Image: Andres Poveda

  • However, organisers of the Eucharistic Congress have abandoned plans to screen Ireland’s Euro 2012 games during the event at the RDS over the next week. Meanwhile, you’ve been telling us if you’ll be following the Eucharistic Congress as it is held on Irish soil for the first time in 80 years.
  • A number of holidaymakers have been rescued from their caravans by helicopter winch after severe floods struck parts of Wales today.
  • This is the week that was…in numbers.
  • Tip the can, kerbs, red rover…what else would feature at an Irish Olympics?
  • What was that? You want to see some dogs surfing? Sure, no problem…
  • Did you think Mrs. Doubtfire was creepy in its original form? You know, the Dad cr0ss-dressing as an old-lady-nanny. Well, look at this:

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