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Dublin: 12°C Tuesday 29 September 2020

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE first report into what happened flight MH17 has been released, stating that there were no technical faults or mistakes by crew. The plane broke up in the air after being pierced by high-speed objects, investigators found.

PastedImage-58915 Cockpit voice recorder Source: AAIB

2. JUNIOR Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is working on legislation to amend Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act which allows for discrimination against workers based on their family status and sexual orientation.


3. THE man who brought death notices to Irish radio, Paul Claffey, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Tony Fenton, Áine Lawlor and Walter Love.

4. HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar has been out and about today, announcing new Chief Nursing Officer positions and protecting his corner ahead of Budget 2015. He said that tax cuts should not come at the expense of health services.


5. GREYHOUND workers faced off against employees who have crossed the picket line outside the High Court today, shouting ‘scabs’ and ‘shame’ at them. The judge is due to make a decision on the case this afternoon.

6. IRELAND needs to source 25,000 badger body bags to transfer the carcasses of the culled creatures.


7. TIME to restock the book shelves. The Man Booker Prize has announced its shortlist for 2014 but unfortunately there are no Irish appearances.

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