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Bernadette Kelly from Foxrock wave goodbye as her daughter Anne and her three grandchildren disappear through security today at Dublin Airport. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene, a reprieve for the Irishmen who fought Hitler, watch out for 125kmh winds, and more…

EVERY EVENING, brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed:

  • Justice minister Alan Shatter is actively considering a pardon for Irish soldiers who were persecuted for deserting the Irish Defence Forces during the second World War. An estimated 5,000 soldiers deserted the forces on the outbreak of WW2 to join the UK counterpart and fight the advances of Nazi Germany.
  • The residents of Priory Hall have written to the Taoiseach asking him to intervene in their case. They say repeated attempts to meet with environment minister Phil Hogan have been rebuffed.
  • A weather warning remains in effect for Ireland this evening, with winds touching storm force in some places overnight. Gusts of between 80 and 125 km/hr are expected. If you think Ireland’s weather has been bad, though, check out the gallery of how the storms have hit Britain…
  • Jobs minister Richard Bruton has told both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute that it’s time to talk. The minister has put the LRC on standby to assist in ending the three-week sit-in at the plant, over redundancy payments.
  • A Greek government spokesman has laid his country’s cards on the table regarding the ongoing talks on a second EU bailout. That bailout will require bondholders to take a 50 per cent loss on their investment – and Greece says if it doesn’t get a deal, it’ll have to leave the euro.
  • 18 years after Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death at a bus stop in London, two men have been convicted of his murder. Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, were among a group that killed Lawrence in an unprovoked attack.
  • Good news if you’re a sloppy parker around Leeside – as clamping will come to an end in Cork tomorrow. The City Council is to take parking policing duties back ‘in house’.
  • Good news if you live close to the harbour on Leeside – as the government is to undertake a major clean-up operation of a dump in Cork Harbour which is housing toxic waste.
  • TV chef Rachel Allen has found herself in the spotlight, after the Irish Independent’s Luke Byrne spotted this photo posted to her Facebook page – showing her posing after shooting at least four game birds in a pre-Christmas shoot. The photo has prompted new debates about banning game hunting. What do you think?

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