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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 19 December, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

1. The extent of Jimmy Savile‘s depraved activities during his lifetime as a celebrity has been laid out in 28 hospital reports in the UK today. His victims were as young as 5 and as old as 75, while abuse encounters occurred everywhere from hospital wards to his mother’s house and his own campervan.

2. Good news, jobseekers: Two companies announced they’re creating a combined 125 new jobs in Dublin.

Source: child office image via Shutterstock

3. There’s a rush to buy homes in Galway at the moment as investors see the market turning and prices rapidly rising.

Source: awreckofadaydreamer via Tumblr

4. Bank of Ireland has sold €250 million worth of mortgages to Dilosk, an unregulated entity. They’ve said it’s no cause for concern because they’ve applied to the Central Bank for authorisation and they plan to comply with all regulatory codes. So, everyone can just calm down.

Source: The Keep Calm-O-Matic

5. One hundred years ago today, the First World War broke out. EU leaders are in Belgium today to mark the occasion and to remember all of those who lost their lives in bitter battles over the four years.

World War I centenary

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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