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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

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1. LEO Varadkar believes universal health insurance will not happen by 2019, as was planned by his predecessor James Reilly. He says the proposal is “too ambitious“.


2. THE father in the Australian/Thai surrogacy case has convictions for child sex offences, according to reports in Australia today.

PastedImage-32791 Source: Go Fund Me

3. A 72-hour ceasefire has started in Gaza with Israeli troops pulling out of the war-torn area.

Source: Associated Press/YouTube

4. DO you text and drive? New laws haven’t stopped at least one in ten motorists from checking their phone while on the road.

Source: AT&T/YouTube

5. A German court ruled today that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone may pay a $100-million settlement to end his trial on bribery charges.

Germany F1 Ecclestone Trial Source: Matthias Schrader

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