This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 16 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. FIGHTING continues in Gaza today with losses on both the Israeli and Palestinian sides. Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has defended Ireland’s abstention on Wednesday’s UN vote.

Mideast Israel Palestinians A woman weeps as she watches Palestinians mourners carry the body of Mohammed al-Araj during his funeral. Al-Araj died after he was shot during clashes with Israeli troops on Thursday. Source: AP/Press Association Images

2. RICHARD Bruton has defended Ireland’s tax regime AGAIN, saying ‘tax inversion’ practices are “not the product of any features of our system“.


3. JOHN Brown, the brother of Rosemary ‘Dana’ Scallon, has been cleared of two charges of historic sexual abuse, BBC News reports. The jury is still deliberating on three charges.


4. THERE was a scary incident in Dublin today and it was lucky that nobody was injured when a manhole cover exploded on Baggot Street.

Source: Video

5. An ex-Anglo worker has received a suspended sentence in court for defrauding the now defunct bank of €200,000, reports RTÉ News.

Shutterstock-84515680 Source: Shutterstock

Read the rest of today’s news>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel