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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. TWO men – Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen – have been found guilty of the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins who was shot dead at an amusement arcade in April 2009. The verdict was handed down by the Special Criminal Court today.

Anti Crime Protests Gardaí clap during an anti-gangland crime protest in May 2009, organised following the death of Roy Collins. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

2. ISRAEL has accepted an Egyptian proposal to end the latest Gaza conflict but the armed wing of Hamas has since rejected it. The death toll from the past seven days has now hit 186.

3. IRISH Water has confirmed it will be looking for household PPS numbers very, very shortly. It will use the information to assign free water allowances for families and children.

PastedImage-30643 Source: Joanne Carolan

4. Sticking with updates on new charges, Dublin City Council is asking for public opinion on whether it should cut the property tax. Really.


5. THE Minister for Justice has told the United Nations that Ireland has “no solution” to to the problem of women being unable to afford travel overseas to undergo a termination for medical reasons. 

6. TEN people died after a train derailed in Moscow during rush hour this morning.

PastedImage-87779 Source: Misha Japaridze/AP

7. SIMON Harris has received a promotion, along with a number of other TDs who will find themselves with junior ministries from today. Harris has been named as the new Minister of State in the Department of Finance, replacing Europe-bound Brian Hayes.

New Dail They grow up so quickly, don't they? Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

8. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister is announcing his Cabinet reshuffle on Twitter. Quite different from our hullabaloo, eh?

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