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Dublin: 9 °C Sunday 17 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Drivers and taxi operators were warned about a growing number of carjackings in recent weeks. A 15-year-old was charged this morning in relation to Sunday’s incident in Terenure.

The issue with these sorts of crimes is that it has a devastating affect on drivers, their families and their livlihood as we see that many drivers simply shy away from the industry and question should they be in the job after crimes take place.

2. A huge global survey has found that 30 per cent of Irish people agree that ‘Jews still talk too much about what happened them in the Holocaust‘.


3. Sky Sports has announced its lineup for its live coverage of this summer’s hurling and football games. Unsurprisingly, Irish presenter Rachel Wyse will be the face of the campaign. Jamesie O’Connor, Nicky English, Peter Canavan and Paul Earley will also feature.

It gives us an excuse to use this amazing image from the 1990 Munster Hurling Final of English, Denis Walsh and a hurl up the nose.

Denis Walsh and Nicky English Source: James Meehan/INPHO

4. A woman with disabilities has been awarded €30,000 by the Equality Tribunal because her employer failed to provide a chair for her at work.

Shutterstock-121368388 Source: Shutterstock

5. Ryanair saw its profits fall by 8 per cent in 2013. However, the airline hopes that there is still growth ahead with its new friendly approach to its customers.

Wall Street Ryanair Source: Richard Drew

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