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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 16 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet and will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

He was emotional – but a little jovial – as he outlined his plans for the future at Leinster House in the last hour.

2. It’s bad news today for young people in the workforce as new figures show there are 2,932 more of them on the Live Register. And loads of companies say they can’t find the talent they need.

File Pics The seasonally adjusted figure for the number of people on the Live Register has fallen below 400,000 for the first time since May 2009. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

3. Seán Quinn has said that Anglo is using his money to make them the most hated family in Ireland. He also revealed that local people in Derrylin were helping to finance his court actions.

Rally supporting Quinn family Bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn becomes emotional during a rally in support of Quinn and his family in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan in 2012. Source: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. A huge search operation is underway off the south coast where one diver remains missing. A second diver was taken from the water earlier today and brought to a Cork hospital.

5. Broadband in 50 Irish towns is set to get much, much faster as ESB and Vodafone announce a joint investment of €450 million for its fibre network. [RTÉ News]


6. A South African court has heard that Oscar Pistorius could be at risk of suicide if he doesn’t continue mental health treatment. However, psychologists said he did not suffer from any mental disorder or defect when he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp. [The Guardian]

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