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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Magician Shane Gillen holds children spellbound at the launch of Santa's Grotto in Dublin's Jervis Street shopping centre this afternoon
Magician Shane Gillen holds children spellbound at the launch of Santa's Grotto in Dublin's Jervis Street shopping centre this afternoon
Image: Stephen Kilkenny/LightCurvePhoto

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

  • Two people have been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Jonathan Duke during a special sitting Bandon District Court this evening. Duke’s body was discovered in the River Bandon on Sunday night.
  • Upcoming personnel changes have been announced at the Irish Daily Star, with current editor Ger Colleran to become MD of the newspaper. A new editor is due to be appointed within a fortnight. Colleran has been with the Star since December 1999 when he took over as editor from Gerry O’Regan, now editor of the Irish Independent.
  • The editor of the Irish Mail on Sunday has told a court he would not have published the paper’s controversial ‘Sunday Tribune’ wraparound cover if he thought that doing so would deceive consumers. Sebastian Hamilton said that the 6 February issue of his paper was a “special edition” targeted at the readers of the Sunday Tribune, which had closed down that week, but insisted his newspaper was not attempting to dupe Tribune customers.
  • Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said that Fine Gael “never promised to burn senior bondholders” during the run-up to the general election. He added that he while would like to share the burden of Anglo with its bondholders, the ECB wouldn’t support it.
  • The Taoiseach is expected to brief the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ireland’s economic situation and discuss developments in the wider eurozone, during his first official visit to Germany tomorrow.
  • The cost of Italian borrowing spiked again today, even as Silvio Berlusconi’s marked replacement Mario Monti holds talks about the country’s new coalition.
  • Denis O’Brien has hit back at allegations by Eamon Dunphy that he has too much editorial influence over the media outlets he owns in Ireland, describing the comments as “malicious” and “simply not true”. Meanwhile, the billionaire businessman has also announced that his mobile phone company Digicel is to withdraw its bid to takeover Eircom, Reuters reports.

Chief judge Robert Ross inspects the pies during the World Scotch Pie Championship at Carnegie College in Dunfermline, Scotland, earlier today.

  • Scientists have captured the female orgasm on video… but not from the angle you might expect. Professor Barry Komisaruk, a Rutgers University psychologist, is studying the subject in order to discover why some people cannot climax – and is asking volunteers to experience self-stimulated orgasms while undergoing a brain scan.
  • The latest misstep by a Republican candidate in the battle for the nomination for the US presidency has come from surprise poll frontrunner Herman Cain. In a cringe-inducing video, Cain struggles to answer whether he agreed with President Obama’s stance on the conflict in Libya… because he was not aware of what Obama’s stance was.
  • A set of lingerie once worn by Kylie Minogue has sold for almost €6,000 at auction. The red silk ensemble, donated by the Australian singer, surpassed the estimate of £2,000 – £4,000 set by Christie’s auction house earlier today. Minogue tweeted a thanks to the mystery buyer this evening after reading TheJournal.ie‘s story, as all proceeds are going to The Study Vox Foundation.

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