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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your essential round-up of all today’s biggest news stories plus some extras you may have missed…

Two meerkat pups born at Bristol Zoo Gardens three weeks ago.
Two meerkat pups born at Bristol Zoo Gardens three weeks ago.
Image: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY DAY, brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

  • Seán Gallagher has called for a full public inquiry into the controversial Frontline presidential debate last October following what his lawyer called “deeply disturbing” reports that RTÉ producers altered a question prepared by an audience member to make it more hostile towards the candidate.
  • Michael Noonan has said that the Government is in negotiations with European authorities on a wider restructuring of Ireland’s banking debts which will focus on IOUs and loss-making tracker mortgages.
  • Today marks the first anniversary of the triple disaster which devastated the north-east coast of Japan last year. Victims of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis at Fukushima have been remembered at special ceremonies across the country. See‘s full coverage of the commemorations, as well as the current missing lists, details of the rebuild and a fascinating animation showing where the debris from the tsunami is right now.
  • Two men have been arrested in Kerry following the discovery of a man’s body in a bog area of Ballylongford, near Listowel.
  • UN envoy Kofi Annan has left Syria having failed to secure a peace deal with the Assad regime.
  • A US soldier went on a killing spree in Afghanistan early this morning, shooting 16 civilians including nine children and three women.
  • Volvo has developed the world’s first airbag for pedestrians.

Gertie Kiersey, 97, with two-year-old Lilly Clarke Hanrahan at the reopening of the Dollstore at Powerscourt Centre today. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

  • Do you want to see Superman take on the Hulk? Of course you do.
  • A 12-year-old girl has sued her own school, claiming staff member forced her to hand over her Facebook password.
  • Swiss citizens have voted against proposals which would have given each worker an extra two weeks holidays per year. Yes, you read that right.
  • In this evening’s column, medical journalist Sandra Ryan says cancer patients don’t have time to waste on alternative therapies.
  • Twitching teenagers, revenge (Silicon Valley-style) and illegal immigrants all feature in our weekly Sitdown Sunday, seven deadly #longreads from around the web.
  • Welcome to Dublin’s new ‘Creative Quarter’.
  • Now we’re wondering if some of Hollywood’s finest will visit it during next year’s planned World Actors Forum?
  • Israeli president Shimon Peres has released a dance music video called ‘Be My Friend for Peace’.
  • To share or not to share? This mother takes less than 18 seconds to decide:

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