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The Evening Fix… now with added citizen's arrest and kids dishing out relationship advice

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Hindu devotees throw colored powder on each other inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.


#ARKLOW: A man’s body was recovered from an Arklow beach this afternoon after a car drove off the pier and entered the water earlier this morning. The second occupant, a female, was rescued from the vehicle and taken to St Columcille’s Hospital for treatment.

#POTHOLE: Three Cork County Council workers have been suspended after filling a pothole in what was viewed to be an unsafe manner. Fine Gael councillor Tim Lombard said the suspensions represented health and safety “gone mad”.

#KNOX: Italy’s highest court of appeal has overturned the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox and ordered a retrial over the murder of her British housemate in what prosecutors said was a drug-fuelled sex attack.

#CITIZEN’S ARREST: Around 40 neighbours from the village of Turloughmore, Co Galway, used their power of citizen’s arrest when they apprehended three men who were attempting to burgle the home of an elderly couple in the area.

#DEATH: A 14-year-old girl has been found dead alongside five dogs at a house in Atherton, Manchester this afternoon. The police described the dogs as “aggressive and out of control” and said her injuries were consistent with being attacked by canines.

The ‘Good Dead Christ’ brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of this morning. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)




  • This quote by President Michael D Higgins on threesomes, in light of the current debate on the topic:


  • An Australian specialty food store has started charging customers a $5 ‘just looking’ fee in bid to stop showrooming as seen on The Verge. Customers will be refunded the $5 charge when they make a purchase.
  • This hilarious video about kids giving relationship advice. “If he asks you if you want to be friends, you’re in the friend zone.”

YouTube: Matthew Hussey

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