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British Prime Minister David Cameron showing off his tennis skills at a charity match in England today. Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the latest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed during the day.

  • NAMA-appointed receivers to the company and personal assets of two developers have been stood down and the developers given until the close of business on Tuesday to repay their debts.
  • A man in his 30s who was being questioned by gardaí in Co Wexford following the discovery of a man’s body in Enniscorthy yesterday morning has been released without charge. A file is being prepared for the DPP.
  • The New York Times has posted a slide tool which graphically portrays the damage caused by this week’s tornadoes in the US. Hundreds of people who found pets, household items and scraps of photos and documents in the wake of the storms have been posting them on Facebook in an attempt to trace the owners.
  • A man in his mid-30s has died after being struck by a train at the station in Portlaoise, Co Laois, this evening.
  • A report in the Irish Daily Mail today suggests that every person convicted of a serious offence or arrested for crimes carrying jail terms of five years or more will have to provide DNA samples for a national crime database. We’ve been asking if you believe it’s right to have a national DNA database to tackle crime – and at the time of writing, 84 per cent of readers polled agree with establishing such a database.
  • After a close and dramatic Heineken Cup semi-final game this afternoon, Leinster succeeded in beating Toulouse 32: 23.
  • On the first anniversary of former broadcaster and presenter Gerry Ryan’s death, his family has planned a small gathering in Clontarf to celebrate his life. Meanwhile, it now appears unlikely anyone will be prosecuted in connection with his death, which a coroner said was likely to have been triggered by traces of cocaine.
  • A senior French Football Federation official has been suspended following allegations that officials have secretly supported a ‘racial quota’ system in French national football.
  • Rebels leaders and NATO have dismissed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s calls for a truce and negotiations, the BBC reports. Gaddafi had made the calls to NATO, whom he termed “the aggressors”, during an appearance on state television.
  • Although the royal wedding is well and truly done and dusted, it continues to dominate newspapers and news sites today. The newlyweds have appealed for privacy after they decided to postpone their honeymoon, instead spending this weekend together privately in the UK before William returns to military duty on Tuesday.
  • Researchers are actively hunting for the remains of a woman they believe may have posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa back in the 16th century. Reuters reports that a team of experts is using radar equipment to search an old convent in Florence for the woman’s remains.
  • Searching for a stolen camera? A new website created by programmer Matt Burns lets people search for their stolen cameras by searching photos published online for any bearing that device’s unique ID number.
  • Justin Bieber fans: look away now… The teen singing sensation came under egg-attack while on stage in Sydney last night: