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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. In a bid to ‘work better together’, the Cabinet will be reshuffled in September, Minister Ruairí Quinn confirmed today. But nobody knows who is going to get which job yet.

1326894345596711 Source: intization

2. Do you text and drive? You might consider putting that phone away as gardaí begin a nationwide crackdown on the bad habit, which they say puts your life at risk. Watching this ad might also put you off.

Source: Honda/YouTube

3. A terrible case in London today as a 43-year-old woman is being questioned on suspicion of killing three children whose bodies were found at this house in New Malden yesterday.

New Malden deaths Source: Steve Parsons

4. Some news for jobseekers. There is another 230 jobs up for grabs at PhoneWatch’s Dublin, Cork and 10 regional offices.


5. WhatsApp now has 500 million people using its messaging service every month. Its CEO won’t be happy until the one billion mark is hit though.

shutterstock_2846806 Source: Hug via Shutterstock

6. America is getting its first Penneys. Good luck with that neighbours.


7. Happy Birthday to one William Shakespeare. To celebrate the 450th year since the playwright’s birth, we’ve taken a look at some of the phrases he made up – and put into everyday use.

ARTS Shakespeare A First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays is opened to reveal the "to be or not to be" speech from Hamlet. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

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