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Hugh Walsh and Barry Dignam celebrate with friends and family after entering one of Ireland's first same-sex civil partnerships today. PA Images/Niall Carson

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our daily guide to the top stories of the evening – and a few other bits and pieces you may have missed.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of the latest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • A grandmother from Galway has been awarded over €100,000 in damages in respect to a car accident which claimed the lives of her daughter and granddaughter.
  • The Dalai Lama breaks diplomatic ground for the upcoming visits of Queen Elizabeth II and Barack Obama when he arrives in Ireland next week. Tickets for his talks in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick have sold out but you can still submit questions for his Q&A session in Dublin – and watch them answered on livestream.
  • Congratulations to Hugh Walsh and Barry Dignam, one of the couples to celebrate entering into a civil partnership in Dublin today. We couldn’t help but smile at the couple’s obvious joy, shared by family and friends, in these pictures.
  • The man who would be Ivory Coast’s president, Laurent Gbago, has reportedly offered to surrender – but he wants UN protection to do so.
  • Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has been a busy boy these past two days playing down rumours about his private life. However, could his previous columns for the Sunday Times read something more into his past?
  • Meanwhile, there is more sobering reading in the memoir of actor Ashley Judd. has a preview copy of the book, to be published next week, and reports that it details a childhood scarred by familial drug use, molestation and abandonment.
  • Remember the Carlsberg ad that namechecked Sharon Ni Bheolain? Good wasn’t it? Here’s the lager company’s brand-new ad campaign: decide for yourself if its new direction – and tagline – is to your taste…
  • If you think you know how to brush your teeth, shower and er, breathe, you are probably wrong. That’s according to which has researched the best way to do seven simple human activities.
  • Best newspaper article of the day. That’s all we can say. Click here.
  • Fresh from freaking out Vincent Browne on his late-night Friday show, Jedward (one of them) channels Katy Perry – and possibly Mariah Carey in THAT episode of MTV Cribs – in this new Jedward TV video. They really can’t be expecting the deposit back from their landlord, can they?