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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…

Crowds gather in St Stephen's Green Dublin for the end of of the Olympic Torch relay in Dublin today
Crowds gather in St Stephen's Green Dublin for the end of of the Olympic Torch relay in Dublin today
Image: Laura Hutton/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.

Soccer legend Paul McGrath of course, with no sign of those knees acting up as he crossed the Samuel Beckett Bridge with the torch this morning. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

  • The secretary general of the Department of Finance, John Moran, will appear before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee tomorrow to discuss the details of two leaked reports into THAT €3.6 billion accounting error by the Department which was discovered last year.
  • Are you on LinkedIn? If so you might want to change your password after 6.5 million passwords were apparently leaked online.
  • The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint by the family of Kate Fitzgerald about an Irish Times statement regarding the woman and an article in which she described her history and experience of depression.
  • Twitter has a new bird. See if you can spot the difference.
  • If you look up to the sky tonight in Ireland at around 11.16pm you should be able to see the International Space Station.
  • A year on from the UN Committee Against Torture’s damning report about the State’s treatment of women who were incarcerated in the Magdalene Laundries, a survivor has written about her experiences for TheJournal.ie.
  • It’s 68 years since the D-Day landings in which the Allies invaded German-occupied France in a move that would eventually bring about the end of World War II. Here’s some photos from the archive and here’s some reflections from the real heroes of the 101st Airborne at the end of the Band of Brothers TV series:

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