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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Why Fianna Fáil is calling for a referendum; good news for UPC customers with smartphones; and what’s this ‘God particle’ all about?

Children at the launch of the NCI Parent Child Programme in Dublin today.
Children at the launch of the NCI Parent Child Programme in Dublin today.

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

  • Four people have been killed and at least 75 injured after a grenade attack in Liege, Belgium this afternoon. A man is said to have thrown grenades into a crowded square before killing himself.
  • As widely expected, MEPs today approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors. The development clears the way for the secretary general of the Department of Finance to take up the new job next year.
  • Ireland’s economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, according to the ratings agency Moody’s. That’s lower than the government’s own figure which was only revised last week.
  • Micheál Martin has said that the EU treaty changes agreed by leaders in Brussels last week threaten Ireland corporation tax rate. The Fianna Fáil leader has told TheJournal.ie this evening that a referendum needs to be held on the changes.
  • Gardaí in Dublin have issued an appeal for witnesses to a serious assault in the north inner city that took place yesterday. A man in his 20s has been hospitalised after he was assaulted in Phibsborough.
  • The closure of four rural Irish Defence Forces’ barracks will not result in major savings for the government but it will not impact on local economies the junior defence minister Paul Kehoe has insisted.
  • A planned ‘superdump’ that was due to be built in Lusk, north Dublin has been scrapped after being met with significant local opposition. Plans for the dump went back as far as 1998 but it’s all off now.
  • The biggest wave ever recorded in Irish waters was detected off the Donegal coast today with the Coast Guard describing the 20.4 metre wave as a “phenomenon”.
  • If you’re a UPC customer you may be happy to hear that the digital entertainment company has today launched a remote recording function allowing you to record your favourite programmes through your smartphone. More details here, and here’s how a quick video on how TV has evolved down through the years:

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