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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The end of the affair: Herman drops out; why X Factor will trump the Taoiseach on TV3 tomorrow; and what students told a TD whose office they are occupying.

Students inside the constituency office of TD Anthony Lawlor in Naas today.
Students inside the constituency office of TD Anthony Lawlor in Naas today.

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

  • Fianna Fáil will be boosted by news tonight of a Red C poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post which has shown it overtake Sinn Féin and Labour to become the second most popular party in the country.
  • US presidential hopeful Herman Cain today suspended his run for the White House and said he would endorse someone else in the race to be the Republican nominee. It follows allegations of sexual harassment and an extra-marital affair by the one-time pizza magnate.
  • Students occupying the office of a Fine Gael TD in Kildare remain defiant today as they head into a third day of occupation. Earlier they confronted Anthony Lawlor TD outside his own office. Watch what happened here.
  • Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about the hit-and-run incident in Dublin yesterday which left a 14-year-old boy seriously injured in hospital. The boy was struck by a car in Cabra yesterday evening.
  • The Taoiseach will address the nation tomorrow night after the Nine O’Clock News but TV3 says it cannot interrupt its broadcast of The X Factor to carry the address and will instead broadcast it at 10.15pm. We’ve been asking if you will be watching it and so far most of you have said you will tune in after the news.
  • A man has been arrested after a drug find of a quarter-of-a-million euro in Co Cork yesterday. Gardaí discovered 33 kilogrammes of cannabis resin and another two kilogrammes of cannabis herb.
  • There have been over 50 convictions for witness and jury intimidation since 2006, figures have shown. The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter released the figures in response to a parliamentary question earlier this week.
  • For some Saturday evening inspiration, here’s recently deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs’s vision of the world (via gocarlo):

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