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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THERE have been a number of calls today for the 8th Amendment to the Constitution to be repealed after a woman was denied an abortion and underwent a C-section.

PastedImage-78286 Fianna Fáil TD Bertie Ahern, who was chief whip at the time, leaving the Dáil at the time of the 1983 referendum. Outside is pro-life campaigner Mary Dunne.

2. IBRAHIM Halawa’s sister has said her 18-year-old brother has been beaten with a metal chain at the Egyptian prison he is held captive in.


3. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he will be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London ‘soon’ but would not elaborate on his reasons. However, he did say that it would “perhaps not” be for the reasons reported in the UK today that he required treatment for health problems.

4. TENS of thousands of Leaving Cert students were offered courses in third level institutions across the country this morning as the CAO revealed points requirements.

Have a look to see what courses went up and which went down here.


5. A 45-year-old man is in hospital being treated for stab wounds. He was attacked by another male at North Strand last night.

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