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The Evening Fix... now with added spooky photographs

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Thousands of paper protestors, including paper versions of celebrities, positioned on Parliament Square in central London this morning as part of Fairtrade Fortnight Go Further campaign, which calls for David Cameron to do more for smallholder farmers ahead of the G8 summit which takes place in June. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

HERE’S ALL THE things we learned, loved and shared today


#SHOOTING The gardaí are appealing to customers at the Cabra House pub in north Dublin last night, where a 25-year-old man was shot dead, to contact them. They would also like to speak to anyone who was on Fassaugh Avenue at around 7pm last night and saw anything unusual or suspicious.

#OFF THE BALL The team behind the Off the Ball sports show on Newstalk have left the station. The show will now be anchored by sports editor Ger Gilroy, who will be joined by Cian Murtagh, David McIntyre and Joe Molloy. It is expected the team will make a statement soon.

#JILL MEAGHER The man accused of murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher, Adrian Ernest Bayley, has been charged with the alleged rape of two other women. It is believed one of the alleged attacks, in July, relates to the rape of a Dutch backpacker. A filing hearing on the charges is listed for Friday.

#IBRC IBRC staff have voted to support a campaign for ‘fairness and respect for all staff in IBRC’, and to take industrial action if necessary. They are due to meet the liquidator on Wednesday.

#HORSEMEAT The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that 29 out of 634 beef products it tested had more than one per cent horse DNA. The FSAI said that in addition to the industry tests, 50 samples of beef products will be taken by its inspectorate between now and the end of the month as part of EU-wide tests. Meanwhile, frozen burger sales are down 42 per cent.

#COURTS A former Fianna Fáil councillor appeared in Cork District Court today charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder. Gary O’Flynn was remanded in prison and will appear again via video link next Wednesday. The charges allege that O’Flynn solicited a man to murder three people, including a detective garda and a Revenue Commissioners officer.

“Beyonce”, “Justin Bieber” and “Madonna”, (or rather, their sort-of ‘lookalikes’) at the launch of the Jervis Shopping Centre’s competition to win a brand new Kia Cee’d car. Photo:Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland.


  • Ah, learning Irish in school. Peig, Gluais Liom, and the dreaded modh coinníollach… here are more of our memories.
  • Apology cakes. We love cakes, and if they come with an apology, all the better. (Some adult language at that link)
  • This lovely StoryCorps video tells the story of Ronald McNair, who died on the 1986 Challenger mission. He is remembered by his brother.



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