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The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

Hailey the giraffe nuzzles her newborn male calf, born at the zoo on Monday morning. Dublin Zoo has invited suggestions for the calf's name through Facebook.
Hailey the giraffe nuzzles her newborn male calf, born at the zoo on Monday morning. Dublin Zoo has invited suggestions for the calf's name through Facebook.
Image: Dublin Zoo

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

Dr Garret FitzGerald, 1926-2011:

The Royal Visit, Day 3:

  • The news of Dr FitzGerald’s passing has almost overshadowed the ongoing visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to this country. This morning Her Majesty paid a visit to the National Stud Farm in Co Kildare – which has endured loss of its own with the star stallion Verglas passing away on Tuesday.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh, meanwhile, remained in Áras an Úachtaráin where he attended an event for winners of the President’s Award, Gaisce – modelled on an award offered in his own name in the UK.
  • This evening the royal couple are attending a music and fashion gala at the National Convention Centre.
  • Here’s our rolling gallery of the photographs of the day – and, indeed, of the day’s best Royal-related tweets so far.

In other news today…

PS – As promised, a closer look at Dublin Zoo’s new arrival. This male calf was born on Monday morning and Dublin Zoo wants ideas on what to name him. If you’ve got a suggestion, visit Dublin Zoo on Facebook.

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The Daily Fix: Thursday
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  • Dublin Zoo's new arrival

  • Dublin Zoo's new arrival

  • Dublin Zoo's new arrival

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