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Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton at the Small Firms Association annual conference today. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Who is on the ballot paper for the presidential election?; why is Ireland’s international reputation falling further?; and just who is Alessio Rastani?

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

Race for the Áras…

In the day’s other news…

  • Ireland’s international reputation has fallen further according to a survey of nations in the G8.
  • ITV has blamed “an unfortunate case of human error” for it screening a documentary last night in which combat footage presented as a 1988 “IRA film” was actually from a 2009 computer game.
  • A Dublin teenager has scooped the top prize at a European Union Young Scientist competition in Helsinki. Alexander Amini’s project involved creating a sensor system which monitored a tennis player’s orientation, speed and shot habits.
  • The independent trader who made some remarkable comments on BBC News yesterday is not one of the The Yes Man, a well-known culture jamming group, the group itself has said. But who is Alessio Rastani and what did he say that caused such consternation?
  • A councillor with the Democratic Unionist Party has told pop star Rihanna she must put more clothes on and yes, you did read that right.
  • Sticking with matters Northern Ireland, have you heard about the new singer of INXS? He’s from Belfast…
  • Check out this baseball fan who is in the doghouse. Whilst attempting to catch a baseball hit into the crowd, he dropped the child in his arms. Needless to say, his missus was not impressed. If looks could kill:

  • Sarah Palin is threatening to sue the author and publisher of a sensational book which alleges she had affairs and snorted cocaine. Author Joe McGinniss could have some explaining to do.
  • Amanda Knox is like cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, a defence lawyer told an Italian Court today as closing arguments in the American’s appeal against her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007 continues. A verdict in the case is due on Saturday.
  • More than 200 people have been injured in a train collision in Shanghai, China earlier today. The incident comes just two months after a train crash in Wenzhou which killed 40 people.
  • A survey has found that people under the age of 30 are far more likely to experience work-related stress than their parents’ generation. We’ve been asking do younger workers have a reason to feel more stressed?
  • Yesterday, we told you about the woman in Saudi Arabia facing trial for driving a car which is illegal in the kingdom. Today it is reported that she has received 10 lashes for the offence.
  • “Gibberish”. That’s how Cuban leader Fidel Castro has described Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations last week but what else has he said?
  • Finally, Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a launch which is scheduled for next Tuesday in California. We’ve unearthed what may well be a sneak peek of the new device.

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