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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Man arrested in Cork on connection with house fire; Tipp man survives horrific stabbing; happy birthday Enda and Eamon; Charlie Bird under fire; the new iPhone; and skills that pay the bills. It’s your Daily Fix…

Cork captain Michael Shields lifts the Allianz Football League Division 1 trophy after victory over Dublin at Croke Park today.
Cork captain Michael Shields lifts the Allianz Football League Division 1 trophy after victory over Dublin at Croke Park today.
Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of all the news that has been dominating the day, the latest stories and the bits and pieces you may have missed while you were out and about.

  • A man has been arrested in Cork in connection with a house fire in the east of the city which killed a 25-year-old woman and her five-year-old nephew in the early hours of Sunday morning. Six other people are being treated at local hospitals for smoke inhalation.
  • It has been revealed that a man in Clonmel, Co Tipperary was stabbed nearly 40 times in the early hours of Friday morning but the man remarkably survived the attack and his injuries are not life threatening.
  • This afternoon, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a revealing documentary about the days leading up to the EU/IMF bailout last year in which Brian Lenihan alleged that the European Central Bank forced his hand. We’ve rounded up some choice quotes from the half-hour broadcast.
  • People on the dole who refuse training or job opportunities could have their benefits docked under proposals revealed by the minister for social protection Joan Burton today. We’ve been asking, is this right?
  • Cod liver oil, a drill and a Delorean are just some of the birthday presents you have been suggesting we give to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who are 60 and 56 respectively today.
  • Today has also been the day in which the 95th anniversary of the 1916 Rising was marked at a ceremony outside the GPO in Dublin. We’ve put together a slideshow of images from the event.
  • RTÉ has come under fire for allegedly manipulating the viewing figures for the much criticised programme in which Charlie Bird retraced the steps of South Pole explorer Tom Crean. The state broadcaster strongly refuted the allegations when we contacted them earlier today.
  • Yesterday it was revealed that the Crown Prince of Bahrain and David Beckham would be attending the royal wedding. But today the Prince has ruled himself out, citing the unrest in his own country which he feared would overshadow the happy day for William and Kate.
  • A US teenager faked her pregnancy for six months as part of a social experiment at her high school in Washington state. Her boyfriend thought she was nuts but there were some interesting results from the experiment.
  • Japanese authorities will this week undertake a massive and grim recovery operation of the thousands of bodies still missing following last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Sadly, they might also have to think about euthanising some animals within the nuclear exclusion zone.
  • The iPhone 5 has been the subject of plenty of rumour in recent weeks. It’s expected to be launched later this year but the folks at This Is My Next have come up with an intriguing mock up of what it might look like based on the rumours that have been doing the rounds.
  • Finally, check out these nifty tricks from two German filmmakers who say they like to show that “impossible tricks are still possible to perform.” Can you manage any of these skills?

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