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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

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

Soccer legend John Giles, who was revealed as the Grand Marshall of Dublin's St Patrick's Day Parade today, with Jamie Davis (10), Lucy Madden (8), Eric Davis (10) and Pia Madden (4)
Soccer legend John Giles, who was revealed as the Grand Marshall of Dublin's St Patrick's Day Parade today, with Jamie Davis (10), Lucy Madden (8), Eric Davis (10) and Pia Madden (4)
Image: Sam Boal/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.

  • Éamon Ó Cuív has resigned as deputy leader of Fianna Fáil after he indicated he could not support the party’s position on the ratification of the EU fiscal compact treaty.  Ó Cuív said he believed the party had made the wrong decision to support ratification of the treaty in a referendum to be held in a few weeks times but said he still intends to be a member of Fianna Fáil.
  • That very referendum was the subject of much debate in the Dáil today and we liveblogged the whole lot. Meanwhile, the European Commission has confirmed that a ‘No’ vote in the referendum will not affect Ireland’s bailout funding.
  • Seán Sherlock has confirmed that the controversial statutory instrument that reinforces online copyright laws in Ireland has been signed into law. The so-called ‘Irish SOPA’ has been the subject of much debate amid concerns it could restrict the freedom of the internet here.
  • North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear activities and accept a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. The development has been described as a significant breakthrough in the West’s negotiations with the secretive communist state.
  • Twenty-four people have been arrested in the Waterford area in connection with the sale and supply of various illegal drugs today. Gardaí say that the 24 people aged between 17 and 50 are facing over 90 charges in total.
  • Despite resigning from the party, Éamon Ó Cuív has said he will attend its Ard Fheis this weekend, that should be just as interesting as the disclosure of how much the party raised last year as it was booted out of government.
  • The singer Davy Jones has died, TMZ and various news agencies are reporting this evening. The Monkees’ singer was 66 and died of a heart attack. We’ll miss him dearly but we’re still believers:

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  • James Murdoch has stepped down as News International executive chairman. The son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has faced numerous questions relating to just how much he knew about phone hacking at the News of The World.
  • A leaked document from the German parliament has suggested that Ireland may need a mini-budget this year. The Department of Finance has declined to comment on the document but confirmed its authenticity and said that the European Commission will publish it tomorrow.
  • The chair of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee has criticised plans from Galway City Council to erect a monument in honour of Che Guevara. But a local councillor told us that the issue had been “blown out of all proportion”.
  • The company responsible for waste collections in parts of Dublin, Greyhound, has told the government it wants to be subsidised for collecting bins from people who cannot afford to pay for the service.
  • Google is to introduce a new privacy policy tomorrow which will allow it to gather, store and use your personal information to deliver its search results. Here’s how you can ensure you’re browsing history is not used by the search giant.
  • Have you met the Irish sheepdog who only understands Irish? You really should.
  • The Republic of Ireland are in action tonight against the Czech Republic at the Aviva stadium and you can follow all the action right here.
  • Finally, on the unique day that women are supposedly meant to propose to men here’s the old story of Romeo and Juliet through Facebook with a quick cameo from ourselves. All courtesy of Matthew Stocker. Enjoy:

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