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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: Enda Kenny settles into Leinster House (photos) and announces his new cabinet; Gaddafi’s forces bomb Libyan oil city; and the Discovery shuttle touches down safely.

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

  • Enda Kenny was elected Taoiseach this afternoon and has announced his coalition cabinet, comprised of ten Fine Gael TDs and five from Labour. Each party got a junior ministry, and Marie Whelan SC has been nominated as the country’s first female Attorney General.
  • Some Independent TDs have been making use of the first day of the 31st Dáil by launching into criticism of the programme for government. Afterwards, Wexford Independent Mick Wallace was criticised by Liveline callers for his appearance in the Dáil today; we’ve been asking if what TDs wear to work matters to you.
  • NASA’s Discovery shuttle has landed safety in Florida after spending almost 13 days in space on its final mission.
  • Ireland’s favourite meal – for the second year running – is bacon and cabbage, according to a new survey.
  • An Taisce has voiced its objections to a €460m Vegas-style casino development planned for Two Mile Borris, Co Tipperary.
  • Be careful what you post: Facebook is used in evidence in 20 per cent of divorces in the US.
  • A five-year-old British boy has died after being buried by snow from a snowplough while on holidays at a Pyrenees ski resort with his family, Sky News reports.
  • Gaddafi’s forces have shelled the rebel-held oil city of Ras Lanuf and are still pushing to take control of the western city of Zawiyah, Al Jazeera reports.
  • Enda Kenny has been settling into his new office already (all images courtesy of Stephen Kilkenny):

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