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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 22 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. An anti-fraud crackdown will be launched with the Department of Social Welfare revealing that one of its investigations discovered that a man who was claiming jobseeker’s benefit had €400,000 in his bank account.

amelia Source: Lloyd Parlee

2. Gardaí in Galway are looking for the driver of a blue BMW which was involved in a fatal hit-and-run at Loughrea last night. A cyclist – a man in his 60s – was knocked down and died in hospital just hours later.

Tragically, the incident adds another victim to the gardaí traffic statistics for the year.


3. From next week, people will no longer be able to vape in or around hospitals. The HSE has included e-cigarettes in its tobacco-free policies because it does not have enough information about what is used in the 90 varieties of the product.

E Cig Nation Actress Michelle Rodriguez vaping at a New York Knicks game. Source: AP/Press Association Images

4. Tensions in Ukraine show no sign of abating with Russian President Vladimir Putin warning of “consequences” if Kiev uses the army against its own people.

The comment comes after five people were reportedly killed in fighting between Ukraine’s military and rebel-held towns. [BBC News]

Ukraine Pro-Russian activists guard at a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine. Source: AP/Press Association Images

5. The Polish community in Ireland created this video to thank Irish people for 10 years of “openness and kindness“.

They warned us to take the brilliant film, spoken as Gaeilge, with “a pinch of salt”.

Source: PolandMFA/YouTube

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