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Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: ‘No referendum’ on EU deal; why some people want Ireland to change time zone; and how not to flee from the police…

EVERY EVENING, brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

  • Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has suggested that a nationwide referendum would not be necessary to implement Friday’s landmark EU agreement. Meanwhile, his Cabinet colleague Leo Varadkar appeared to pour cold water on hopes for the deal – saying that it “won’t be enough to solve the problem that we have”.
  • Could Ireland join the same time zone as the central European countries? It’s a move that could boost our economy, according to an official at the Department of Enterprise. We’ve been asking what you think in our poll.
  • The Green Party celebrated its 30th anniversary in Ireland today, and named a new “front bench” of activists – none of whom are in the Dáil. Inspired by this move, we’ve been asking: If you could pick anyone, who would be in your fantasy Cabinet?
  • Three men have been rescued after their fishing boat sank off the Cork coast, and are all now safely back on land.
  • Did you catch the US Republican presidential candidates’ debate last night? If you missed it, we’ve got a roundup – including video of the moment Mitt Romney offered a $10,000 bet to prove a point…
  • As the Budget sinks in for all of us, we asked you for your best money-saving tips. Catch them all and join the debate here.
  • Last night, stargazers in some of the US, Australia and much of Asia were treated to a rare total lunar eclipse – the last until 2014. Here’s how it played out in stages, as seen from New Delhi:

(Saurabh Das/AP/Press Association Images)

  • After the biggest protests since the Soviet era rocked Russia yesterday, president Dmitry Medvedev took to Facebook to respond. It didn’t go down too well.
  • Who are the most important people of the last 14 years? The editors of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary came to conclusions that may be surprising…
  • Two men are expected in court tomorrow to face charges over €150,000 worth of cocaine seized from a house in west Dublin – along with other “drug paraphernalia”.
  • Have you seen some of the frontrunners for the National Geographic Photo of the Year contest yet? Prepare to be awed…
  • In what is perhaps the day’s most surprising news it’s emerged that glamour model Katie Price, aka Jordan, may enter the running to become a police chief in the UK. Confused? So are we.
  • And finally: If you really must flee from police after a car chase in a stolen limousine, it’s probably best to make sure you’re not naked. And that the police don’t have dogs. This man did neither:

(Video via itnnews; no graphic nudity)

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