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Michael Spain and Joseph McCarthy jump off Mayor Street Bridge in the IFSC into the River Liffey today Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

  • The State has bought Irish Life, the life assurance business of IL&P, for €1.3 billion. The company had originally been put up for sale last year but the planned sale had fallen through, leading the government to take it into state ownership.
  • “Everyone is in good form at the moment. We’re pretty resolute and ready to fight” – Game employees are holding sit-ins in eleven stores around the country in a dispute over redundancy pay.
  • The sixth and final member of Fianna Fáil who was due to face expulsion from the party over the Mahon report has formally quit the party today. FF’s National Executive will now turn its attention to the ownership of St. Luke’s, Bertie Ahern’s former constituency office.

(Milliner John Shevlin poses as James Joyce at the Mansion House in Dublin today to launch the Dublin: one City, One Book programme. Joyce’s Dubliners has been chosen as the book for 2012. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

  • In this afternoon’s column, Michael Smith writes about what made him take out the ad which was the starting point for the Mahon Tribunal – and how Mahon and the media failed in their task.

(Igor Galicki free running on Dublin’s Mount Street earlier today. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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