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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Asian elephant Nayan enjoys some cooling water today at Chester Zoo.
Asian elephant Nayan enjoys some cooling water today at Chester Zoo.
Image: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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

  • The Taoiseach is to address the nation on the Fiscal Compact treaty this Sunday evening ahead of the 31 May referendum. For the full low-down on today’s referendum-related developments, you can check out our Referendum Round-up from 9pm.
  • The jury has been sworn in for the trial of two men accused of murdering Tyrone woman Michaela McAreavey during her honeymoon in Mauritius last year.
  • The Inspector of Prisons says that “certain disturbing issues” have come to light during an investigation into St Patrick’s Institution for youth offenders.
  • A woman in her 70s died this morning after she was involved in a collision with a bus while cycling in Thurles.
  • The body of 23-year-old Mayo man Gary Price has been recovered after he fell into a river in Laos at the weekend.
  • At today’s Oireachtas communications committee meeting, RTÉ’s Director General Noel Curran was called on to resign in the wake of the Mission to Prey scandal.

Actor Ger O’Leary giving the Larkin speech at Larkin’s grave at an event marking the history of the Labour Party. (Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

  • A man and a woman living in Lancashire are facing child abuse charges after admitting they locked their 11-year-old son in a converted coal bunker. The room had no heating, natural light, ventilation or toilet facilities.
  • A controversial portrait of President Jacob Zuma has been seriously damaged at an art gallery in Johannesburg.
  • A pub on the Kerry-Cork border which was dubbed the highest pub in Ireland has been destroyed by a fire.
  • Syrians living in Ireland are appealing to the Irish government to refer the Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court in an effort to end the ongoing violence.
  • There was good news for two Irish swimmers today: Melanie Nocher and Sycerika McMahon have both qualified for London 2012.
  • Remote wake-ups, split keyboards and ten other things you never knew you could do with your iPad.
  • Jedward are set to take the stage in the first of the Eurovision semi-finals tonight in Baku. Will you be tuning in tonight or watching the final this weekend? In today’s poll, 44 per cent said they have no interest in the contest, while 38 per cent said they’d be watching some or all of it.
  • The sunny weather looks set to continue until at least this weekend, according to these forecasts.
  • A 6,000-tone building in Zurich which is over a century old has been moved 60 metres in order to prevent it from being demolished during the construction of new railway tracks:


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