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The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

Performers taking part in a two-day Fire Festival in Minsk, Belarus this weekend.
Performers taking part in a two-day Fire Festival in Minsk, Belarus this weekend.
Image: AP/Sergei Grits/PA

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

Referendum round-up:

  • Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has accused the ‘yes’ campaign of using “bully-boy tactics” threatening that Ireland won’t have any funding if the Fiscal Compact referendum is rejected.
  • Minister Michael Noonan has said that the possible development of a eurobond scheme won’t delay the referendum or ratification of the Fiscal Treaty because Ireland’s timeline has been laid out.
  • Yesterday we brought you this huge ‘vote no’ poster from Dublin city. The ‘yes’ campaign appear to be taking a different approach:

(Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

Today’s other news:

  • Michael Noonan has said that his ‘feta cheese’ remarks about Greece last week were made in an effort to express Ireland’s economic distance from Greece.
  • The only person convicted and sentenced for the Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people in December 1988 has died in Libya.
  • Are you a clictivist? We’ve been looking into whether clictivism can make an impact. Meanwhile, today’s poll has been closely divided on the issue.
  • The trial of two men for the murder of Michaela McAreavey is set to get underway in Mauritius this week. The 27-year-old was killed in her hotel room while on honeymoon on the island.
  • At least four people have been killed in a magnitude-6 earthquake in northern Italy.
  • “I’d always heard stories about how madly in love you are with your baby from the second you lay eyes on them. I still feel like that’s Disney’s version of events.” In this evening’s column, Lynn McDonald Byrne describes her experience of postnatal depression.
  • World champion Katie Taylor has arrived in Dublin after winning her fourth title yesterday.
  • It’s been a very good week for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan.
  • Treat yourself to some down-time with the best of this week’s writing on the web.
  • From Noah’s Ark to green lights, here’s the week in quotes.
  • So… how many of the best-selling singles in Ireland are sitting in your CD collection right now?
  • And finally, have you ever considered (or been to) an underwater wedding? Check it out:

(Video uploaded by itnnews)

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