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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: All you need to know about Budget 2012; what the Taoiseach said about his former advisor’s pay rise; and why was the Bar Council’s website hacked?

A couple stop to watch a television outside a pub in Dublin as Finance Minister Michael Noonan delivers the budget
A couple stop to watch a television outside a pub in Dublin as Finance Minister Michael Noonan delivers the budget
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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

In today’s Budget news…

In today’s other news…

  • A man has been hospitalised after he was shot while sitting in his car in Kilcock, Co Kildare this morning. The 25-year-0ld man is at Blanchardstown Hospital in Dublin and gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
  • The body of Cork teenager Caolan Mulrooney has been found by gardaí today. Mulrooney, 19, had been missing since last Friday morning. A post-mortem will be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.
  • A ten-year-old boy has been injured after he was hit by a train in Howth earlier today. He is being treated for leg injuries at Beaumont Hospital.
  • Believe it or not, Germany’s finance minister has welcomed the threat of a downgrade of the eurozone’s credit rating by one agency. Wolfgang Schauble said it was the “best possible incentive” for European heads of government to agree on new measures to end the crisis.
  • Before all the budget madness in the Dáil today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny defended his appointment of a former advisor to a €127,000 post saying  Ciaran Conlon was chosen to work in the Department of Jobs “for a specific purpose of getting people off the dole.”
  • The Bar Council website was the victim of a hacking attack overnight, it has emerged.
  • Overseas visits to Ireland were down between August and October. The Central Statistics Office also said that Irish residents made fewer trips abroad in that period than they did last year.
  • Burglars in the UK microwaved a ten-week-old kitten after they found nothing to rob in the house they ransacked.
  • H&M has defended its use of digital models on its website. The digitally-developed images carry the real face of a human model, but are built by digitally altering mannequins posed in H&M clothing. Check it out.
  • Finally, forget the budget, forget the cuts and forget all the bad news that’s out there in the world tonight, just look at this fox, he’s licking a window (via statixy).

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