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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

Lookin' sharp: Marty Whelan dressed in his own tuxedo along with volunteers from the Wexford Opera Festival at the National Gallery of Ireland launching the opera festival.
Lookin' sharp: Marty Whelan dressed in his own tuxedo along with volunteers from the Wexford Opera Festival at the National Gallery of Ireland launching the opera festival.
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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.

  • Tax revenue for the year so far is ahead of target according to the latest Exchequer returns. But expenditure is also ahead of what was forecast from January to May and the cost of servicing the State’s debt is around a quarter-of-a-billion more than for the same period last year.
  • The Credit Reviewer, John Trethowan, has criticised the country’s two largest banks saying they are not showing enough “enterprise risk-taking” by lending to small businesses in Ireland.
  • Abroad, the US has said that a senior Al Qaeda leader, Abu Yahya al Libi, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Libi is believed to be the terrorist organisation’s second in command.
  • A plane went off the runway at Waterford Airport this evening but there were no injuries or damage caused by the incident. Here’s more details.
  • The Michaela McAreavey murder trial continued at a court in Mauritius today with one of the key witnesses accused of lying by counsel for the two male defendants. Michaela’s husband, John McAreavey, takes the stand tomorrow.
  • Starbucks Ireland got itself into a social media storm today after it posted a message on its Twitter account asking followers to “show us what makes you proud to be British”. The coffee giant said the tweet was “erroneously posted”.
  • Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has vowed to continue serving her constituents after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease. The Longford-Westmeath TD said she was diagnosed with the condition late last week but vowed to carry on serving in the Dáil.

Crowds gather on The Mall around Buckingham Palace in London today as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations drew to a close with an impressive flypast. It’s been quite a four days for Her Majesty which included meeting celebs in funny clothes last night. (Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

  • With the Diamond Jubilee over and, as one wise hack noted today all thoughts turn to the eurozone crisis, Germany today proposed a growth plan for Europe and while Chancellor Angela Merkel was being blamed for the crisis over the weekend, today one French minister blamed the Americans.
  • The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) received 237 new abuse allegations in the year from March last year to the beginning of April this year according to new figures out today.
  • Concerns have been raised about the government’s plans to merge the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission with the Equality and Rights Alliance saying the proposals “fall well short”.
  • Speaking of America, have you seen Barack Obama singing that Carly Rae Jepsen song ‘Call Me Maybe’? You’re welcome.
  • Colm MacEochaidh, the barrister whose newspaper ad would lead eventually to the establishment of the long-running Mahon Tribunal into planning corruption, has been appointed to the High Court.
  • Did you watch the Late Late Show’s 50th anniversary special on Friday night? If you did then you were one of over 1 million people that on average tuned in according to RTÉ which said it was the most watched show so far this year.
  • Here’s a strange one: A charity shop that actually wants to give money back. Barnardos in Rathmines, Duiblin is trying to contact a woman who recently donated curtains in which a large quantity of cash was later discovered. Can you help?
  • Finally, and we swear we’ll stop banging on about the Jubilee after this but for anyone who didn’t watch the concert at Buckingham Palace last night you missed the #epicfail that was Will.I.Am and Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth… who was born on the 21 April:

YouTube: Lee Averiss

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