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Ireland's Tommy Bowe in today's Six Nations clash. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • It’s been a rough day for Ireland rugby supporters as the boys in green lost out to Wales in the dying moments of this afternoon’s Six Nations clash.
  • One Fianna Fáil senator was paid €3,100 in expenses for a role he couldn’t carry out. Here are the details.
  • “I had been waiting for the phone to ring with that news for more than two and a half years”: In this evening’s column, Regina Hennelly talks about the day she received her kidney transplant.
  • Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and delayed this weekend after heavy snowfalls across much of the UK and the continent. And on the theme of air travel, we’ve put together a gallery of photographs from the personal albums of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.
  • SOPA Ireland, ‘Magda’, and TD expenses: they’re all covered in the week in quotes.
  • Minister Michael Noonan has ruled out the possibility of removing the words ‘fianna fáil’ from the national anthem, saying that Amhrán na bhFiann was written before the founding of the Fianna Fáil party. In our poll today, we’ve been asking if you think those words should be dropped from the national anthem.

A young cheetah undergoes surgery for a leg fracture at Chester Zoo. (Image: Peter Byrne/PA)

  • Gardaí are appealing for information about the separate disappearances of Dublin teenager Neidín Kearns who was last seen on Tuesday morning, and DCU student Paul Bunbury who was seen on the college campus on Thursday afternoon.
  • Have you ever seen drones flying in formation? Here’s a video.
  • The Huffington Post has suggested visitors to Ireland should skip a visit to Dublin Castle, saying that anyone “who hoped to see an actual castle will feel ripped off”. Today on our Open Thread, we’ve been asking what sites or attractions you think tourists should not miss in Ireland.
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this evening? While you’re waiting, check out‘s round-up of the most memorable half-time perfomances. (And here’s your guide to what’s going on in the game)
  • It’s Sunday evening: put your feet up and catch up on the best of this week’s writing from the web.
  • And finally, in case you missed this earlier, here’s the US First Lady taking on Ellen DeGeneres’s push-up challenge. Wow…

(Video via TheEllenShow)