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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: A wrongly accused priest comes home, Macca gets married, and two burglars prove there really is honour among thieves…

Fireworks at a Sikh festival in Amritsar, India
Fireworks at a Sikh festival in Amritsar, India
Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images

EVERY EVENING, 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.

In the race for the Áras…

  • Dana Rosemary Scallon has produced documentation which she said proves she did not take US citizenship during her 1997 presidential campaign, but two years later in 1999. During an interview Scallon also said that she would be happy to give up her blue passport if the Irish people wanted her to.
  • Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell has insisted that he can still win the race despite lagging in the polls. Mitchell told RTÉ that his showing will improve once party activists hit Ireland’s doorsteps – and warned of the danger of choosing “celebrity over substance”.

The day’s other news…

  • The priest wrongly accused of raping a Kenyan teenager returned to preach Mass in his parish today for the first time since being forced to step down over the allegations. One local councillor told TheJournal.ie that parishioners in Ahascragh, Co Galway “never believed the story” and were “delighted” to see Fr Reynolds back.
  • Five men have been treated in hospital after being stabbed in a violent incident at a house in Tallaght, Dublin last night. A sixth man was also hospitalised with head injuries after the incident on Deer Park Avenue around 4.20am.
  • Paul McCartney has proved the rumours true by marrying for the third time today, beaming as he tied the knot with US heiress Nancy Shevell. The couple were showered with rose petals as they left the London registry office – and you can check out our pictures here
  • Thinking of getting hitched yourself? You may want to consult our handy guide to Irish people’s favourite times for marrying and having babies – as well as saying our final goodbyes.
  • The New Zealand city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake last year, has been hit by another serious tremor measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale. However, there are no reports of any deaths or injuries so far.
  • Two teenage burglars proved there really is honour among thieves when they handed California police a stack of CDs they’d stolen from a man’s home, which turned out to be filled with child pornography. The man was arrested – but the two teenagers were not.
  • Tullamore woman Teresa Treacy has returned to her land – the site of a controversy which saw her jailed for three weeks after refusing to obey a court order allowing the ESB to build power lines. She met young supporters at a protest camp they had set up in her absence, and was touched by their messages.

A voter casts her ballot in the Polish elections, which took place today (Alik Keplicz/AP)

  • An oil slick formed after a container ship ran aground off New Zealand’s north island is headed for the shoreline, according to officials, who have already found a number of sea birds coated in oil. Inquiries have been launched into the cause of the wreck, which happened in calm waters.
  • Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh has been found dead in a Chicago hotel room. Welsh played on the band’s hits Hash Pipe and Island In The Sun before leaving the group in 2001 over what he later said were psychological problems. The band last night posted a touching tribute to Mikey on their website.
  • Fans of shows like Tonight with Vincent Browne, X Factor and The Apprentice will now be able to watch episodes on their iPhones, after broadcaster TV3 launched a new on-demand player today. 3player is the first service from an Irish national broadcaster that functions on Apple mobile devices.
  • Many actors known what it’s like to be written out of a part. But it must be especially galling for Harry Potter star Robert Hardy – who told an audience that Warner Brothers excised his Cornelius Fudge character from the films because at the age of 85, he was simply too expensive to insure.
  • The Occupy Dame Street protest in Dublin – currently wrapping up its second day – was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street events which have spread across the US, with demonstrators forming small communities amid tents and placards. Film-maker Alex Mallis joined the protest camp in New York to make this excellent short film about what happens when people come together:


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