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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

A re-enactment of the Battle of Newburn 1640, near Newcastle, England today.
A re-enactment of the Battle of Newburn 1640, near Newcastle, England today.
Image: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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

  • Independent Senator Shane Ross says he will sign David Norris’ nomination for the presidential election, meaning Norris now needs the support of two more Oireachtas members to appear on the ballot. Meanwhile, independent candidate Mary Davis has called on her fellow candidates to avoid ‘dirty tricks’ in their campaigns.
  • Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that AIB issued a formal request to the government seeking permission to pay its new CEO more than the €500,000 base salary cap.
  • The IMF has warned that its funding capacity for future bailouts could come under serious pressure if the world economy worsens.
  • Around 80 people, including the man in this video, were arrested during a protest outside the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Demonstrators have accused police of violence during the protest and reacted angrily to how this man was removed by police:
  • Minister Leo Varadkar has indefinitely suspended the proposed Metro West light rail project, saying that he does not believe it would be a good use of taxpayer funding in the current economic climate.
  • Good news from Killeen Castle in Co Meath today, where Europe claimed golf’s Solheim Cup with a margin of just two points.
  • King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has announced that women will be given the right to vote and to run in municipal elections.
  • Libyan interim authorities say they have uncovered a mass grave containing 1,270 victims of the Gaddafi regime, who were reportedly killed at a Tripoli prison in 1996 after complaining about detention conditions.
  • Have trouble looking for a decent parking space? Then you might want to check out this list of the places in Ireland where you need to keep an eye on your parked car.
  • Here’s a small selection of the Dublin on the Liffey exhibition of photographs by Jim Berkeley which is running at CHQ in the IFSC until 9 October:

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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  • Dublin on the Liffey

    The Ha'penny Bridge on Dublin's River Liffey.
  • Dublin on the Liffey

    Liberty Hall, Eden Quay and a passing DART on Dublin's River Liffey.
  • Dublin on the Liffey

    Ormond Quay Lower and Grattan Bridge on Dublin's River Liffey.

  • In today’s poll we’ve been asking if you think cannabis-based medication should be legalised in Ireland. At the time of writing, just over half (52 per cent) say ‘all cannabis should be legalised’.
  • After her public quest to find a sexy date via Twitter, singer Sinéad O’Connor has announced she is walking away from the social networking site. O’Connor said today that her @howryeh account has been hacked. She thanked “those with whom I shared fun” on Twitter and has closed the account.
  • It’s time we reassessed how we measure progress, according to Mark Williamson, who says that real success is not about wealth but happiness.
  • Take a few minutes this evening to wind down and treat yourself to some of the best of this week’s writing on the web with our Sitdown Sunday suggestions.

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