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The Daily Fix: Saturday

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

A poppy and bullets on a soldier's jack at British and Afghan troops marked Armistice Day for the first time together today.
A poppy and bullets on a soldier's jack at British and Afghan troops marked Armistice Day for the first time together today.
Image: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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

  • A new report has found that Irish top and middle management in central government are paid more than the average salary of their European counterparts. However, the study also found that the pay of administrative staff is at the lower end of European pay norms.
  • Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign following the Italian parliament’s lower house vote on a range of economic reforms earlier today.
  • In today’s column, Eoin Murray from the National Women’s Council of Ireland has been putting forward his reasons for supporting a gender quota in Irish politics.
  • Gardaí have appealed for information on the whereabouts of teenager Deimant Daciolaite missing from Co Kildare since Tuesday.
  • Wondering if there’s a cheap solution to the eurozone crisis? Here’s the lowdown.
  • The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare very very narrowly missed out on being named one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The cliffs made it from among 440 entries to the shortlist of 28, but did not made it into the final seven according to the first official count of votes. Here’s a slideshow of the final seven.
  • Meanwhile, a US tourist claims she recently photographed an image of Jesus while visiting the Cliffs of Moher in early November. You can check out her photo here.

Under the deal in which Quinn Insurance was sold to Liberty Mutual and Anglo earlier this year, the company was to be renamed Liberty Mutual Direct Insurance. @Pixiemcgowan sent us in this image of the very-newly-renamed Quinn Insurance offices in Blanchardstown this morning:

  • The Arab League has suspended Syria from all meetings until it implements the plan it agreed with the league recently to end the government’s violent crackdown on civilian dissent. According to the Qatari foreign minister, the suspension takes effect from Wednesday.
  • RTÉ sports presenter Peter Collins says he has lodged an official garda complaint in relation to the spate of fake Twitter accounts which impersonated him during the week and sparked a ‘is he or isn’t he on Twitter?’ debate on the social network.
  • From Armistice Day commemorations to the inauguration of Ireland’s ninth president: here is the week that was, in photos.
  • And speaking of President Higgins, here’s how he was planning to spend his first full day in the Áras.
  • It’s been a lovely clear day across parts of the country, but in today’s poll we’re asking if you feel prepared in case the Big Freeze winter weather we experienced last year returns this season. At the time of writing, 37 per cent said they felt more prepared than last year, 36 per cent said they aren’t prepared, and 23 per cent said they’re ready for whatever this winter brings.
  • And finally, here’s TheJournal.ie‘s round-up of the top readers’ comments from articles posted throughout the week.

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