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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. LINKS Creche is facing 24 charges as the Child and Family Agency takes legal proceedings following revelations in RTÉ Prime Time’s A Breach of Trust programme.

2. A video has emerged of a man being attacked on Henry Street in Dublin yesterday as shoppers, tourists and children walked by.

Source: Trieapcaer Ksajcae/YouTube

3. IS Ireland ready for Ebola? The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (basically, the person in charge if it happens) says the risk is low but that there are protocols in place.

4. THE pre-sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, has got underway in South Africa. He could escape jail altogether – or face 15 years in one of the country’s most brutal prisons.

5. A paediatric surgeon is facing 14 allegations of professional misconduct today. A Medical Council inquiry heard Dr Mihai Anton had difficulty scrubbing up and was unwilling to examine post-operative patients during his 10-day stint at Crumlin Hospital. [RTÉ News]

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