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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Fix: Latest referendum poll, what’s going on in Greece, and surviving a robot uprising (video).

Australia's Laura Enever competes in round three of the Association of Surfing Professionals, ASP, Billabong Rio Pro women's surfing competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro today.
Australia's Laura Enever competes in round three of the Association of Surfing Professionals, ASP, Billabong Rio Pro women's surfing competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro today.
Image: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

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.

Referendum round-up:

  • Support for a ‘yes’ vote in the Fiscal Compact referendum has increased by 6 per cent, according to the latest Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post.
  • FF leader Micheál Martin has called on Enda Kenny to meet with the French president-elect to boost the campaign for a ‘yes’ vote.
  • Meanwhile, campaigning from both camps is well underway this weekend, with the Tánaiste warning that voting ‘no’ could see the Ireland experiencing the same political turmoil that Greece is currently enduring. Socialist TD Joe Higgins responded by saying that the Greek situation was brought about by austerity policies.

And the rest of the day’s news:

  • A man and his daughter have died following a house fire in Co Kerry early this morning.
  • The father of a young Turkish man accused of murdering two women from Co Down has also been charged with their murder. Cathy Dinsmore and Marion Graham, both in their 50s, were stabbed to death while on holidays in Turkey last August.
  • The head of Germany’s central bank has warned that there would be no further basis for financial aid for Greece if the country reneges on its agreements with international creditors. Greek leaders are to meet tomorrow in a last-ditch effort to form a coalition government.
  • Meanwhile, here’s our guide to what’s going on in Greece – and what could happen next.
  • The Eurovision is creeping closer and closure. Ireland’s entrants John and Edward Grimes departed for Baku today to start preparing for their semi-final contest in just over a week’s time. There were plenty of fans at the airport this morning to see them off.

Loki the five-month-old European brown bear cub makes his first public appearance at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Scotland. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)


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