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Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Martin McGuinness discusses his IRA past; who will Fianna Fáil be backing for the Áras; and what it’s like to fly over the world.

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.

  • Martin McGuinness has been confirmed as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidential election next month. He will embark on a nationwide tour of Ireland next week in a bid to win support.
  • Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil will decide this Tuesday who – if anyone – it will back for the presidency with speculation that David Norris’s nomination could be facilitated although one senator has appeared to call for MEP Brian Crowley to re-enter the race.
  • A number of government departments have spent over €2 million on taxis since 2007 it has emerged with the largest bill racked up by the Department of Foreign Affairs. See which department spent what.
  • The losses at the Swiss bank UBS are bigger than first reported, it has emerged. Over $2 billion was lost, allegedly by one rogue trader operating in the bank who appeared before a court in London on Friday.
  • As many as 100,000 public sector jobs in Greece are under threat under new demands from the troika of the EU, ECB and IMF. As we know, there are growing fears about Greece’s economic stability, but what would happen if it defaults? We’ve been finding out…
  • You won’t see this on The Frontline, Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev landed a punch on a former property baron in a heated debate that will be aired on Russian TV tonight. Watch the moment here.
  • Dublin are All Ireland Senior Football champions after a remarkable victory over Kerry at Croke Park today. It was as good a final ten minutes in GAA that you will ever see. Read how it all unfolded.
  • Preparations for the county’s ‘homecoming’ parade are already underway. The details are here and as Gardaí helpfully pointed out earlier, the event was subject to events at Croker. See the last line in this picture:

  • Sitting comfortably? Settle down for our 7 deadly reads this Sunday evening.
  • Speaking of seven, here’s 7 pets who have been reunited with their owners against all odds. Some heartwarming tales for you.
  • Meet a real Irish hero: RNLI lifeboat man Joefy Murphy talks about his work and the perils of it.
  • An earthquake in northeastern India and Nepal has left at least 12 people dead. The quake sent thousands of residents rushing onto the streets in fear.
  • More damaging allegations concerning Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. The latest leaked tapes of him in conversation with a controversial businessman have him boasting of his sexual escapades and bemoaning meetings with the Pope.
  • Fancy a piece of history? Wikileaks is auctioning off some Julian Assange-related memorabilia in order to try and raise money for the whistleblowing organisation.
  • Finally, ever wondered what it’s like to fly over planet earth? Check out this extraordinary time-lapse video from the front of the International Space Station:

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