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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

TheJournal.ie’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of the day.

The cherry on top: it's National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, US. Nice.
The cherry on top: it's National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, US. Nice.
Image: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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.

  • Michael Lowry has lambasted the “slow, Chinese torture” of the Moriarty Tribunal in an hour-long speech to the Dáil this evening, in which he condemned Justice Michael Moriarty for apparently ignoring the sworn evidence given to his tribunal.
    Earlier in the day, we asked our readers whether they thought he should resign. Many think he should go voluntarily, some think Enda Kenny should order him to resign. One thing’s for sure – only a slim minority of you think he should cling on to his Tipperary North seat.
  • Hooray for Liam Neeson who has become the first Irish person to be a goodwill ambassador for Unicef. He joins a prestigious list of about 20 public figures in the global role, including Shakira and Roger Moore.
  • There was drama in Ballyfermot, Dublin where a pipe bomb exploded under a car this morning. An improvised grenade launcher was found in Leitrim.
  • Read the story of an inspiring couple whose premature baby was born and died at the Cliffs of Moher, prompting them to return and fund a first aid centre there.
  • A student from Belfast has won a global competition to become Charlie Sheen’s social media intern. In the greatest understatement of the year, Jonny Campbell says his eight-week placement will probably be “a rough ride”.
  • Worried about the water in your tap? You should be if you live in the Galway area where supplies have been contaminated by home heating oil, and the Kilkenny parishes where slurry contamination is suspected.
  • A hostage siege in Iraq has left 21 people dead at a local government headquarters.
  • Regular columnist David Kenny has shomething to shay… He writes exclusively for TheJournal.ie on what he believes is the hypocrisy of Ronan Keating…
  • Sensitive to criticism? Perhaps you could identify with this author who lets rip in the comments section of an online review of her book.
  • And even if nothing in your world seems to make sense today, enjoy the utter nonsense gabbled by this pair of twin baby brothers. At least THEY understand each other… (thanks to @Tweet_Dec’s eagle eyes)

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