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Dublin: 9°C Wednesday 19 January 2022

Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. IRELAND is strenuously denying suggestions that it provided illegal State aid to Apple.

So, nothing to see here then.

apple Source: EscapistMagazine.com

2. THIS is the store that sold the winning €87 million EuroMillions ticket to a very lucky syndicate in Ballybrack, Dublin.

PastedImage-55378 Source: Google Streetview

3. CONSERVATIVE MP Mark Pritchard says he will make a formal complaint to police, claiming the Sunday Mirror tried to entrap him in the Brooks Newmark sexting scandal. Oh dear.

4. AN 8-year-old girl was killed in a Cork farm accident last night. Another 11 year old is in critical condition in hospital.

5. NORTHERN Ireland’s Historical Abuse Inquiry has heard that one in five residents of a county Down children’s home have made allegations of abuse – both sexual and physical. [BBC News]

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

6. ANOTHER man has been arrested in Leeds over last week’s €80 million cocaine haul off the coast of Cork.

7. MINISTER Alex White‘s car was stolen last week but it has since been recovered by gardaí. A brief case with State papers was also taken, but a spokesperson for his department said there were no sensitive papers inside. [RTÉ News]

Alex White British Irish Council Meetings Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

8. THEJOURNAL.IE is running a series on homelessness this week, looking at the real-life situation, who is being effected and what are the possible solutions. Today’s stories focus on the data, experiences on the streets and how we react to homeless people.


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