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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…

Dublin's Bernard Brogan screams in celebration in the direction of Hill 16 as Dublin beat Donegal to advance to the All-Ireland final next month.
Dublin's Bernard Brogan screams in celebration in the direction of Hill 16 as Dublin beat Donegal to advance to the All-Ireland final next month.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

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

  • Banks and mortgage lenders are not doing enough to help struggling homeowners who cannot pay their debts, according to the Minister for Social Protection. Joan Burton said that these financial institutions needed to do more to help those struggling to repay their home loans.
  • Irene has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm and appears to be heading northwards towards Canada tonight. So far 14 people have died along the east coast of the US but it appears the damage was not as bad as some had feared. Here’s a round-up of the day’s developments and a gallery of residents and areas affected.
  • Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the murder of 23-year-old John Murdoch in Tallaght on Saturday morning. The man in his 30s is being held at Tallaght Garda Station.
  • One independent TD has told TheJournal.ie that no other independent presidential candidate has emerged that he or other fellow TDs would lobby to enter the race for the Áras. John Halligan is not too impressed by the current independents in the race either.
  • Mystery surrounds just what Bertie Ahern’s two secretaries, whom he paid €265,000 since stepping down as Taoiseach in 2008, actually do in working for the former Fianna Fáil leader. Both the government and Fianna Fáil were saying little about the matter when contacted by TheJournal.ie today.
  • “My self esteem was so low. I wanted to be as invisible as I felt. It is the nature of the beast that is depression to feel isolated and alone,” one woman shares her story of battling with depression.
  • A new report has found that town councils should be enhanced rather than scrapped as was recommended in the McCarthy report.
  • The campaign to save the number 19 Dublin Bus route failed but the people behind it have vowed to fight on. The 19 bus stopped running last night and is being replaced by alternative routes which Dublin Bus believes are sufficient.
  • In Japan, the ruling party has been hearing from the five men who want to be the country’s next prime minister following the resignation of Naoto Kan this week. Although it appears as if few people in the country are actually interested. Find out why.
  • There was an unprecedented police presence on the streets of West London today for the Notting Hill carnival, a festival of Caribbean music and culture, which is expected to attract more than a million people today and tomorrow just weeks after widespread rioting and looting in the capital.
  • Police in Northern Ireland have declared an earlier security alert in a Co Antrim village to be a hoax.
  • A warning for parents perhaps? A four-year-old girl has been allowed to name her siblings, with hilarious consequences.
  • Another busy day of sporting action with Dublin progressing to their first All Ireland SFC final in 16 years with a hard-fought victory over Donegal at Croke Park today. Whilst in the soccer, it was a good day for Manchester, and a dreadful one for North London.
  • Sitting comfortably? If not then why not settle down for the evening and immerse yourself in our 7 deadly reads. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday evening, trust us.
  • Finally, residents of the US east coast who feared the wrath of Irene needn’t have worried. Spiderman was on the case:

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