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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Sinead O’Connor ends her fourth marriage, the sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork continues, and what exactly is going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow?

People enjoying the first day of Funderland at the RDS in Dublin today
People enjoying the first day of Funderland at the RDS in Dublin today

EVERY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • The man who died following a stabbing in Cork city this morning has been named as 51-year-old Gerard Delaney from Mahon in Cork.  Two other people were injured in the incident, which happened outside a pub in Ballyphehane in Cork.
  • It lasted slightly longer than seven hours and fifteen days – but only just. Sinead O’Connor has ended her fourth marriage, just sixteen days after she tied the knot.
  • Workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork are in the tenth day of their sit-in over the company’s refusal to make redundancy payments. Unions have weighed in behind the workers and said that they have been treated “shamefully”.
  • Homophobic bullying is taking young lives but it’s still treated as harmless, argues Michael Barron in today’s Read Me column.
  • Gardaí have named the two men killed in separate road crashes in the past 24 hours. 23-year-old Aaron Moore died in a collision this morning in Mullingar, while 69-year-old Michael Doran was killed yesterday evening in Limerick.
  • Curious about what’s going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow? Us too. Here’s a little of what to expect.
  • The Queen at Croke Park, Enda Kenny takes on the Vatican and the death of Osama bin Laden: here’s our 14 game-changing moments from 2011.
  • A court in Egypt has ordered the country’s military to stop carrying out ‘virginity tests’ on women.
  • The winter vomiting bug has hit Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital – so you might want to think again if you were planning to visit someone. The hospital has asked people to make only “essential” visits during set visiting hours.
  • 90-year-old Prince Philip has been released from hospital after undergoing treatment for a blocked coronary artery.
  • Irish rugby stars have paid tribute to John Hayes after the Limerick man played his final game for Munster last night.
  • From Brian Cowen to Berlusconi, check out all the big resignations of 2011 in our cut-out-and-keep guide (Warning: a web page may prove difficult to cut out and keep).
  • Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for information about an assault in Down last night in which five people were injured.
  • Want to see an eloquent and striking argument about how unfair it is that kids toys are stereotyped by gender? Watch this amazing little kid get angry about why girls toys have to be pink and boys always get the superheroes:

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