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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…

People dressed as Father Christmas take part in the Great Edinburgh Santa Run earlier today
People dressed as Father Christmas take part in the Great Edinburgh Santa Run earlier today
Image: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie 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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