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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…

Hindu devotees at the Sangam, where the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati meet.
Hindu devotees at the Sangam, where the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati meet.
Image: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh/PA

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.

  • Although a moratorium on TV and radio coverage of the #euref campaigns kicked in earlier this afternoon, there are no rules concerning such use of social media and campaigners have been plugging away there. Meanwhile, protesters from Occupy Dame Street temporarily occupied the offices of the Referendum Commission this afternoon.
  • The trial of two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey during her honeymoon in Mauritius last year was adjourned early today after one of the defence lawyers withdrew from the case over a police officer’s testimony.
  • A 19-year-old woman has died following an incident in Co Kerry in which a sand dune collapsed on her.
  • Impact trade union has pledged to do whatever necessary to secure a reduction in a €295 registration fee which are due to be imposed on a range of health workers.
  • Sex Workers Alliance Ireland has expressed concern over a recent cross-border anti-prostitution operation in which the gardaí and PSNI raided over 120 properties, saying that the raids did not appear to distinguish between independent workers and workers controlled by others.
  • UN observers in Syria have discovered 13 bound corpses in the east of the country. The observers said that many appeared to have been shot execution-style.
  • David Cameron’s former media advisor and former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been detained by Scottish police as part of a perjury inquiry.

The Olympic torch continues its journey before the opening of the Summer Games in London this summer. Today, it travelled along the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales. (Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/Press Association Images)

  • The Defence Forces have denied reports claiming the Air Corps was involved in an organ transfer fiasco last week, saying that the operation in question was carried out without delay on 22 May.
  • In his latest column for TheJournal.ie, former trader Nick Leeson says it’s time to stop to stop pussyfooting around the demise of Irish stockbroker Bloxham’s.
  • The governor of the Central bank has said that Irish banks could need to raise up to €4 billion more in the coming five or six years.
  • Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be presented with an Amnesty International award by Bono during her visit to Ireland in June.
  • A man in New Zealand managed to lift a 1.5-tonne car off of his cousin after the latter became trapped under the vehicle.
  • Heading to Bloom this weekend? These gardaí have been checking it out ahead of the official opening.
  • Here’s how Ireland’s Euro 2012 stars have been relaxing ahead of the tournament.
  • We’ve rounded up what you need to know before you head to the polls tomorrow, but if you want to take your mind off of the referendum, you need look no further than our referendum free zone.
  • And finally, we’re all familiar with paintballing – but these guys have taken it to a whole new level:

(Video uploaded by devinsupertramp)

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