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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on this evening’s news, including: the much-anticipated iPad 2 is unveiled; Sky News going on sale; and one of the North’s most sensational trials comes to an end.

New Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor leaves in her car after driving across the plinth in Leinster House this afternoon.
New Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor leaves in her car after driving across the plinth in Leinster House this afternoon.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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

  • Ireland’s cricket team beat England today in the Cricket World Cup – and managed to pull off the fastest century in the history of the tournament, while they were at it.
  • Former schoolteacher Hazel Stewart has been convicted of murdering her husband and former lover’s wife, in what has been one of Northern Ireland’s most sensational trials.
  • Steve Jobs has unveiled the new slimmer, lighter second-generation iPad. Apple also announced a new ebook publishing deal and iOS 4.3 features.
  • Newly-elected TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor had an interesting day at the Dáil today, much to the delight of photographers waiting outside the Kildare Street gates.
  • Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell Sky News, the BBC reports.
  • Tennis star Serena Williams has undergone emergency treatment for a blood clot on her lung, according to the AP.
  • Following his recent (bizarre) interviews, actor Charlie Sheen has now been honoured with an online Charlie Sheen random quote generator. And, he’s now on Twitter. His account – which has been verified – carries the bio:

Born Small… Now Huge… Winning… Bring it…! (unemployed winner…)

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