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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 19 February, 2019
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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

1. Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and has left hospital. The F1 champion now starts his “long phase of rehabilitation”.

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2. International media outlets are pointing to Ireland’s tax laws (again). Reuters says Medtronic’s €32 billion buy-out of Covidien is “the latest move by US firms to harvest lower corporate tax rates”.

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3. The banking inquiry is still all over the place. Micheál Martin now wants a judge-led probe, while Sinn Féin still wants to boot two senators off it.

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4. The situation in Iraq has got so tense that even Iran and the US are considering talking to each other about it. Need to catch up? Our explainer is here. And news of those horrific photos that emerged yesterday is here.

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5. Manchester Fire Service has released previously unseen images of the devastation after the 1996 IRA bombing of the city.

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6. Let’s finish on some good news. The sun is coming. Be careful out there, folks.

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