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The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Tom Daley wins gold at today's British Diving Championships.
Tom Daley wins gold at today's British Diving Championships.
Image: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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

  • It’s here. Ireland’s first game at a major football tournament in a decade has started. We haven’t got off to the greatest of starts but there’s a long way to go as the RTÉ commentary team has just reminded us. Heads up! TheScore.ie is still following every minute of Ireland v Croatia in Adrian Russell’s liveblog. Why not join them?
  • Another major event started in Dublin today with the International Eucharistic Congress kicking off at the RDS. In his opening greeting, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin remembered the many victims of clerical child abuse and said the Catholic Church is on a path to renewal after being marked by “sinful and criminal abuse”.
  • Mick Wallace continues to feel the pressure tonight as RTÉ reports that Social Protection Minister Joan Burton told The Week in Politics that she will call on the Revenue Commissioners to explain how it reached its €2.1 million settlement with the Independent TD.
  • Violence continued in Syria today with Bashar Assad’s troops renewing their assault on the Homs region. Activists say 38 have been killed in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, UK Foreign Minister William Hague has said that military intervention cannot be ruled out as the situation resembles the violence that gripped Bosnia in the 1990s.
  • A Galway TD has expressed his dismay that a group of anti-war protesters chose to demonstrate outside his parents’ home instead of his own residence this afternoon.
  • Spain only drew with Italy this evening at Euro 2012 but the country’s Prime Minister has insisted that yesterday’s bailout announcement is a win for the nation. Back in this PIGS country, junior finance minister Brian Hayes has said that Spain did not get a better deal than us.
  • Click through the following photos of a building demolition really quickly:

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  • It has been a year since former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan lost his battle with cancer. We’ve taken a look back at his long political career.
  • Here’s how you could end up with a hefty bill after crashing on the M50.
  • This is the week that was…in quotes and in online oddities.
  • In tonight’s column, an Irish mum tells us why getting a job is the worst thing that ever happened her family.
  • Susan Ryan has given us eight reasons why the book-to-movie thing doesn’t always work out.
  • And sticking with eights (why not?), Gavan Reilly has told us eight things we probably didn’t know about Prize Bonds.
  • This weekend’s Watch the Throne gig was probably the most talked about music event of the year so far in Ireland. So why not watch 11 performances of N*ggas in Paris played simultaneously:


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