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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 22 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Egypt has sentenced 683 people – including the lead of the Muslim Brotherhood and his supporters – to death for alleged involvement in acts of violence and the murder of policemen last year.

Mideast Egypt Egyptian women overcome by emotion fall to the ground in court. Source: Ahmed Gomaa/AP/Press Association Images

2. There have been calls for Eamon Gilmore to step down as leader of the Labour party following a weak performance by the party in a recent opinion poll. Our political editor Hugh O’Connell has called tactics. (unscientific) poll won’t make nice reading for Gilmore either.


3. Rank-and-file gardaí say the force has been ‘rocked by recent allegations and inquiries’ – with the media circus putting a “stressed workforce into potential freefall”. The Garda Representative Association meets today for its annual conference, where they’ll be discussing rigid handcuffs, summer shirts and driving – amongst other things.


4. A man was shot several times after he opened the front door of his home in Dowth, county Meath last night. The 39-year-old is in hospital and is expected to pull through.

PastedImage-16151 Slane Garda Station Source: Google Maps

5. Some good news today (yes, there is some). EY has created 500 jobs in Belfast.


6. Molly Malone is going to take a short break from Dublin’s streets to get fixed up. Her newly-revitalised self will then take her cockles and mussels to St Andrew Street while works on the Luas Cross City are carried out.

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