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The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

From right, Niamh Kennedy (8) dressed as the Princess and the Pea, Kian Grogan (9) as a ninja and Alie Richardson (6) celebrate World Book Day at St Audeon's School in Dublin.
From right, Niamh Kennedy (8) dressed as the Princess and the Pea, Kian Grogan (9) as a ninja and Alie Richardson (6) celebrate World Book Day at St Audeon's School in Dublin.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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.

  • Ian Bailey has won his Supreme Court appeal against being extradited to France to face questioning about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. The ruling brings to an end the latest stage in Bailey’s fight against allegations of his involvement in the death of the French woman in west Cork 15 years ago. He denies any such involvement.
  • Still no news on when the referendum on the EU fiscal compact treaty will be held but the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore today denied that any ‘Yes’ campaign would be linked to a deal on the Anglo Irish Bank promissory notes.
  • Meanwhile the fall out from the resignation of Éamon Ó Cuív as deputy leader of Fianna Fáil over the party’s referendum stance continues as the Galway West TD today said that Germany and France were ‘usurping’ the EU.
  • The government has announced a €35 million fund for the replacing of rented prefabs currently being used in Irish schools. The funding will offer grants to around 200 schools for building permanent accommodation to replace the prefabs. The news has been widely welcomed.
  • Irish consumers are slightly more optimistic about the country’s economy according to the latest figures out today. We’ve been asking our readers whether they feel optimistic about the economic outlook or not.
  • As the government faced criticism over the leaking of a document which suggested Ireland would need a mini-budget this year, we’ve been looking at just what the document leaked by the German parliament said.
  • Two Louth fans have been founding guilty of assaulting a referee during the GAA Leinster Football Final at Croke Park in July 2010. Joseph Conlon (23) and Paul Grimes (50) were found guilty at the District Court today and each fined €1,000.

  • The Socialist Party TD Clare Daly was rocking the sunglasses in the Dáil this evening. We’re dubbing it ‘Casual Thursdays’ and we’d show you what independent deputy Mick Wallace was wearing only the tangerine glow of his shirt might blind you…
  • The Red Cross has been permitted to enter the besieged Syrian city of Homs. The organisation plans to deliver “much-needed” assistance to residents of the Baba Amr district which has been heavily shelled in recent weeks.
  • Did British Prime Minister David Cameron ride the ex-police horse that was lent to former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks? It might well be the case as there were yet more startling revelations in the phone hacking scandal today.
  • Mind control warfare could become a reality thanks to new technology being developed by researchers at York University in the UK. The researchers have suggested that technology could be created that would allow weapons to be controlled by the brain.
  • The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has published a consultation document that discusses regulations for septic tanks in Ireland. It follows the recent passing of the controversial legislation which requires every home with a septic tank to register it at their own expense.
  • A teenager has been arrested in the North after he was found with his arm stuck in the letterbox of a house in Co Antrim early this morning. The 17-year-old ended up at a Lisburn police station where the letterbox was removed from his arm and he is now being questioned in connection with attempted burglary.
  • Do you like The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Orbital, The Roots, Hot Chip or Ed Sheeran? Well then you might be interested in heading along to Electric Picnic this summer, the full line-up has been announced today and here it is.
  • Finally it’s the 40th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine going on sale in the UK. Here’s how the magazine announced its arrival on the shelves in 1972 #retro:

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