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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

A frozen car parked by Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland.
A frozen car parked by Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland.
Image: Martial Trezzini/AP/Press Association Images

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

  • The 60 members of Seanad Éireann were paid over €1.3 million in expenses last year. Here’s what you should know about the payments and what each senator was paid.
  • Meanwhile, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has assured Cork Chamber of Commerce that the government is working “day and night” to get people off the dole and back to work.
  • Aer Lingus is one of a number of airlines which announced cancellations to its London services this weekend as heavy snow is forecast for the English capital.
  • Would superstition deter you from buying a car? Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae thinks so…
  • The Defence Forces’ bomb disposal squad has made safe an improvised explosive device discovered in Tullamore this afternoon.
  • “It’s not a case of will you go and work for a good organisation in a permanent pensionable job for 40 grand, or will you go and sell your body. That’s not the choice.” In this morning’s column, Scarlett O’Kelly (not her real name) writes about the year she spent working as an escort in Ireland to pay her bills.
  • Dozens of people have taken to the Dublin streets today to protest against proposed EU and Irish copyright protection legislation which opponents claim could harm internet freedom.

A Siberian tiger exhales at the zoo in Bucharest, Romania yesterday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda/PA Images)

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