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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 15 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. The Interim Administrator to the CRC believes the organisation set up its charitable arm for the sole purpose of making sure it got as much money as possible from the HSE.

And this is what he had to say about the CEO’s salary. Read more from the just-published report here.


2. The European Court of Justice has sided with Karen Millen in its legal dispute with Dunnes Stores.


3. The IMF is backing Joan Burton to be the next leader of the Labour party. The lads didn’t mention Alex White.


4. Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins has said there was no secrecy about the letter he set to a judge, asking for leniency for a convicted drug dealer and father of four. The party has been keeping very quiet on the matter today. [RTÉ News]

lips sealed

5. The police ombudsman in Northern Ireland has found no evidence that the RUC was involved in the murder attempt on Gerry Adams in 1984. The Sinn Féin president isn’t too keen on the report.

6. A new report has revealed that nearly 25% of households in Ireland are jobless.


7. Four homes in an estate in county Meath were totally destroyed in a fire overnight.

8. Facebook crashed today. And nobody knew what to do with themselves.

Source: Cesare Giannetti/YouTube

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