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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

A young boy jumps into the water as he and his friends escape the heat in a canal, Lahore, Pakistan.
A young boy jumps into the water as he and his friends escape the heat in a canal, Lahore, Pakistan.
Image: AP Photo/KM Chaudary/PA

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Referendum round-up:

  • Those campaign posters have been sprouting up all over the country. But do they work? And which party has the best ones? Here’s our guide to how election posters work – and who has the best ones.
  • Lisbon Treaty ‘vote no’ campaigner Declan Ganley has announced he will campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the Fiscal Compact referendum. Fine Gael’s director of elections Simon Coveney responded by saying that Ganley’s arguments against the treaty which link a ‘no’ vote to bank debts make “no sense”.
  • In our poll today we’ve been asking if you are happy with the quality of the referendum campaigns so far. At the time of writing, eight out of ten respondents said ‘no’.
  • Meanwhile, the ‘vote no’ campaign is apparently being supported by this wall near Bray, Co Wicklow:

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

And the rest of the day’s news:

  • One man has died after the articulated lorry he was driving left the road and struck a ditch in Crossdoney, Co Cavan this morning. Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.
  • Commemorative events were held today in Drogheda to mark National Famine Memorial Day.
  • Dozens of bodies have been found on a highway in Mexico in what appear to be the latest drug gang-related killings.
  • Today’s last-ditch talks among Greek political leaders in an effort to form a coalition government have ended without making any progress on the issue.
  • Eamon Gilmore is warning Irish citizens to make sure they allow sufficient time for the processing of their passport applications because current demand means there is no chance of any on-the-spot service.
  • Transport Minister Leo Varadkar says that driving with dimmed headlights could become mandatory by 2015.

Team China’s Wang Han and Zheng Qulin perform during the women’s 3-metre springboard synchronised finals at the USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Florida today. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

  • Did you miss any of the last day of the 2011-2012 Premier League? Here’s a round-up of how it all ended.
  • These black-and-wide archive images show life in New York city a century ago.
  • From a wordless internet to a new exclusive social network, here’s your round-up of the weirder stuff from the web this week.
  • It’s Sunday evening – that means it’s time to settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up, and enjoy this week’s Sitdown Sunday reads.
  • And if you find yourself with too much time (and many, many dominoes) on your hands this evening, you could try to replicate this:

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