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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In this evening’s Fix: Turkey ignores Gaddafi, the Cloyne report may finally see the light, the Leaving Cert takes a bashing, and why grocery-shopping is best done in high heels…

Trunk call: An artist paints an elephant for an annual religious procession in Ahmadabad, India
Trunk call: An artist paints an elephant for an annual religious procession in Ahmadabad, India
Image: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

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

  • The Murphy report into the handling of clerical sex abuse claims in the diocese of Cloyne is to finally be published later this month. See why it’s taken so long in this timeline.
  • Libyan rebels have received an ally in the form of Turkey. The country – the only Muslim-majority member of Nato – said it will only recognise the rebel leadership as representatives of Libya.
  • Those waiting for their Leaving Cert results to arrive next month may agree with a certain US academic who says Ireland’s secondary school final exam and syllabus should be “blown up”. On top of that, economist Stephen Kinsella believes the Leaving Cert damages your brain (metaphorically). And most of you commenting on our snap poll today believe the senior cycle should be changed or scrapped.
  • What a day for Wimbledon… and for fresh blood on the grass as Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (watch here). GAA fans were well catered for over at too with liveblogs on Kerry v Cork and Kilkenny v Dublin.
  • An oil pipeline burst under the bed of the Yellowstone River in Montana, springing a 25-mile long flood of crude oil downstream.
  • Michael Healy-Rae has been dismissed from the board of the Citizens’ Information Board by Minister Joan Burton. It has not been confirmed if the minister broke the news in a text, email or phone call
  • The Republican party in the US have a new hero. The party’s website carries a blog post entitled: What 2012 Republican Contenders Can Learn From Rory McIlroy…
  • New research from SuperValu reveals that the recession has made a big impact on Irish shopping habits. Nearly half of us now make a shopping list and two-thirds of us have cut how much we spend on groceries. From the photoshoot used to publicise the survey, it appears the recession has also encouraged us to do our shopping in platform heels and little red dresses…

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  • And speaking of Brand awareness, the HP TouchPad doesn’t seem bothered by the dominance of Apple in the tablet market. They have Russell Brand extolling the virtues of its ‘JustType’ feature which “completes my thoughts for me… just like a woman.” LOL, ROFL, LMAO etc.

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