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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Government support nosedives in new poll; the truth about Christmas shopping; and the year’s most annoying words…

Horseback riders in snowy Igis, eastern Switzerland today
Horseback riders in snowy Igis, eastern Switzerland today
Image: Arno Balzarini/AP/Press Association Images

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main stories – as well as any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Looking for an, erm, unusual gift? These “tattooed” goldfish have gone on display in China, showing off Chinese writing that apparently take half a year to form after a special injection (ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/Press Association Images)

  • At least one person has been arrested in Ireland as part of a Europe-wide crackdown on videos of child sexual abuse which saw more than 100 suspects taken into custody.
  • Is Ireland heading straight into a fresh recession? We’ve been rounding up what the experts think…
  • Bicycle fans are up in arms after Dublin council axed its only cycling officer – despite official policy calling for an increase in the numbers using bikes.
  • What were the most annoying words of 2011? We’ve been looking at some options – and you readers have given us some pretty good suggestions
  • Have you switched your bank account recently? A Central Bank survey has found that many customers looking for a change may be discouraged by banks’ poor practices in the area.
  • Irish comedian Graham Norton has taken a gong at the British Comedy Awards in London – edging out Alan Carr, Charlie Brooker and Harry Hill.
  • And finally, if you’re looking for a Christmas getaway that’s just a little bit different, how about a spot of ‘salt boarding’? These guys certainly look like they’re having fun:

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