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The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Belly of the beast: A ship-builder in Karachi, Pakistan today. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

THIS IS EVERYTHING you need to know before the end of the day…


#EUR FECKED: In just one day, Cyprus confirmed it will ask for an EU bailout, Greece’s finance minister resigned after just five days in the job and Spain formally requested a €100bn rescue loan. Alright then.

#PUBLIC SECTOR: Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar gave public sector workers a hell of a land when he told Newstalk radio that pay increases worth €200m should be deferred for a year.

#MURDER: Two men have been arrested following the death of journalist Eugene Moloney, who was attacked on Camden Street in Dublin early on Sunday morning.

#GREMLINS: The Central Bank told Ulster Bank this evening to get their ‘technical issues’ under control. Business owner and Ulster Bank customer George Mordaunt told today that he had to cancel some sales because he couldn’t access cash for stock.

#PSYCHIC WAYNE: Fresh from a row on Twitter with stage psychic Keith Barry, TV psychic Wayne Isaacs has been speaking to about why images used to promote other psychics on his call-in infomercial appear to come from stock photo collections. TV3, on which the infomercial shows, distanced itself from the content of Psychic Readings Live.


  • If you don’t want to be distracted from Euro2012 and Wimbledon (which started today), don’t look at this. It is the Guardian’s London 2012 Olympics data centre – and it is stats, graph and pretty pic heaven.
  • These are the most stunning macro photos we have seen all day – close-ups of insect eyes by Shikhei Goh on They are bizarrely beautiful.
  • Andrew Montague ended his term as Lord Mayor of Dublin today with the traditional Casting the Spear ceremony. It looked like this:

via Conor McCabe Photography

Reader Dan O’Neill couldn’t resist beginning a meme:


  • This anti-smoking promo video has received 1 million hits in five days. Simple but clearly effective:

via Eyad Alasibi/Youtube

Poll Results:

No, 11 is waaay too young (280)
Yes, 11 is too young for a tongue piercing (177)

via Official Willow/Webstagram

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