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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 16 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. There are currently more than 50 million people across the world who have been forced out of their homes because of war. Gatwich, a 12-year-old in Ethiopia, is one of that number and this is one of his recent photos at a refugee camp:

PastedImage-69223 This bus had just arrived with new refugees from Pagak and I wanted to take a picture of it because I was very happy when they picked us up and brought us here by bus. I go to see the bus when new arrivals come. I want to see if my father is there. This day he was not there, he is still not here. Source: Goal

2. Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins has admitted that writing that letter to a judge asking for leniency for a drug dealer was a mistake.

Shutterstock-175759085 Source: Mistakes via Shutterstock

3. Apple thinks millions of us will want to buy its new smartwatch, or iWatch as it has already been dubbed.


4. The vacant to job at An Garda Síochána is to be advertised internationally, the Justice Minister confirmed today. []

shake it up

5. Women can’t decide if it’s OK to fancy Jeremy Meeks, pictured here.


What’s the problem? Well, it’s his mugshot.


6. Finally, everybody is talking about economist Thomas Piketty today. Here’s why.

PastedImage-8510 Source: Seth Anderson via Flickr

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