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Dublin: 6 °C Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Taxi drivers are becoming increasingly worried about the ‘carjacking’ phenomenon that is threatening their well-being and livelihoods. Concern comes after another incident in Dublin over the weekend.

Man dies after RTA - Dublin Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

2. There is further media coverage today of the Tuam babies controversy, with reports that 10 mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children.

Meanwhile, Ruairí Quinn said he broadly supports the call for a ‘full-bodied investigation’.

Tuam Babies Scandal. A doll with its mou Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

3. The funeral of a young boy who died in a slurry accident over the weekend will be held tomorrow. The Dunloy area is mourning Robert Christie who has been described as a “gentle wee character”.

PastedImage-7767 Source: BBC News

4. This blood-stained mattress was offered to a family in a Dublin homeless shelter, Sinn Féin claimed today.


5. According to new figures, there has been no improvement in ambulance turnaround times and the vehicles spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April.


6. Our own Chris O’Dowd lost out to Bryan Cranston for the Best Leading Actor in a Play category at last night’s Tony Awards. has the full story – and the other winners – here.


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