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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Well, that was unexpected: John Moran, the Secretary General of the Department of Finance, has resigned.

NAMA at Committees Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

2. Mick Wallace TD is seeking legal advice after what he described as Minister Alan Shatter‘s “bizarre” arguments following the Data Protection Commissioner findings.

Mick Wallace court case Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

3. Dave Mahon, a 43-year-old man accused of murdering Dean Fitzpatrick, the son of his partner, has been sent forward for trial.

The Four Courts Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

4. Leo Varadkar versus the unions, round 14,243,853: The Transport Minister says he is “pretty sick” of Aer Lingus workers threatening to go on strike.

Nicky McFadden funeral Source: Brian Lawless

5. Snip, snip: The head of the OECD’s Irish desk says the Government should stick to the planned €2 billion cuts in this year’s budget.


6. Irish newspapers are under-reporting how big a role alcohol plays in many deaths, according to a major study.

Shutterstock-127773470 Source: Shutterstock

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