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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Budget pain for motorists; shock at the death of Wales manager Gary Speed; David Drumm breaks his silence; and you won’t believe how much the IMF is considering giving Italy…

Rugby star Cian Healy, comedian PJ Gallagher, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter and DJ Ray Shah at the Save Clontarf Promenade demonstration in Dublin today
Rugby star Cian Healy, comedian PJ Gallagher, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter and DJ Ray Shah at the Save Clontarf Promenade demonstration in Dublin today
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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.

  • Environment Minister Phil Hogan has confirmed that motor tax will be increased in next month’s budget. His comments came as AA warned that motorists are facing a particularly grim budget.
  • The  sporting world has been shocked by the news that Gary Speed, the manager of Wales of football team, has died. Reports indicate the former Everton, Leeds and Bolton star hanged himself at his home in Cheshire. Tributes have been pouring in throughout the afternoon.
  • The body of a crewman aboard a ship which sank in the Irish Sea has been found as rescuers, including Prince William, continue the search for five people still missing after the ship sank off the north-west coast of Wales overnight. Two men were initially rescued after the ship sank.
  • Fianna Fáil has called on Coillte CEO David Gunning to take the 15 per cent pay cut the government has asked all chiefs of semi-state bodies to take.
  • David Drumm has spoken in-depth to Irish-American journalist Niall O’Dowd in an interview published today. The former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank insists authorities knew about the bank’s activities prior to its collapse and says he won’t be returning to Ireland because of a “witch hunt”.
  • It is being reported in Italy that the IMF is preparing a whopping €600 billion bailout fund for the struggling eurozone nation. No doubt it would boost the hopes of new premier Mario Monti getting the economy moving in Italy but where would the money come from?
  • For no particular reason here’s a video of animals including lions and tigers playing on iPads (via ):

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