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Dublin: 18°C Monday 18 October 2021

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE body of a man in his 30s was found in a pond at a park in Dublin this morning.

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2. THE government has told developers that they need to either use their planning permission or risk losing it in a new social housing plan. New laws will also force builders to provide 10% of units for social housing and impose fines for leaving a site vacant.

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3. IN some rare good news for Waterford, 150 new jobs will be created at a pharmaceutical factory in the city.


4. POLICE have said they are looking at a 67-page document detailing the abuse that has been levelled at Maddie McCann’s parents by Internet trolls. Sky News tracked down one woman who was sending threatening messages.

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5. PHIL Hogan swatted away any inkling of a ‘big grilling’ at his European Commission confirmation hearing this morning, delivering a political ‘smackdown’ to Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy.

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6. AN unexpected development today: Ryanair is discontinuing its bikini calendar.

Ryanair hotel website launch Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

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