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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

London residents wait to be allowed through a police cordon to help council workers with the clear up after the rioting that took place last night outside Clapham Junction railway station
London residents wait to be allowed through a police cordon to help council workers with the clear up after the rioting that took place last night outside Clapham Junction railway station
Image: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

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.

Elizabeth Dalziel/AP/Press Association Images

In today’s other news:

  • American stock markets looked to have turned a corner this evening with the major markets showing steady gains. The Federal Reserve is expected to make an announcement this evening, thought to be aimed at avoiding a double-dip recession. European markets mostly closed up, with the exception of Frankfurts’s DAX index.
  • National Irish Bank has seen a surge in its consumer deposits – probably because it’s now owned by an outsider; Danish bank Danske Bank.
  • A Limerick shop employee was tied up during an attempted robbery at a Vodafone store on O’Connell Street in the city this morning. The two raiders fled the scene empty handed.
  • Hundreds of problems, ranging from graffiti to dog poop to potholes have been submitted to South Dublin County Council since it launched its FixYourStreet.ie website last week. We’ve taken a look at a wide range of some of those complaints, from U2 graffiti to killer potholes.
  • Apple has risen from near bankrupty to become the most valuable business in the world. Bloomberg reports that Apple’s stock has risen to overtake Exxon today.
  • Giovanni Trapattoni has named his side for Ireland’s friendly with Croatia tomorrow night. Robbie Keane has been selected to start at Lansdowne Road while Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has been ruled out.
  • A Northern Irish woman has secured a first-of-its-kind injunction preventing her former partner from posting a sex video of the couple on Facebook. The woman’s ex was threatening to send the video to the school where she worked.
  • Should dogs be allowed to help witnesses to testify? The New York Times reports that a golden retriever called Rosie has helped a 15-year-old girl to testify in a rape case. Rosie is a specially trained dog who aids in comforting people.
  • And finally… ever wondered how your favourite film measures up to other people on the streets of Ireland? Well The Line Ireland has asked them for you:

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