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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE child and family agency, Tusla, has published four reports into the deaths of children who had been in care. The documents outline the tragic and sad cases of three boys and one baby girl, with much criticism leveled at the State’s handling of two cases.

2. A court in the Netherlands has ruled that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of more than 300 victims in the Srebrenica massacre as Dutch UN peacekeepers did not allow them to stay in the safety of the compound.

Bosnia Herzegovina Cemeteries 1993 Source: AP/Press Association Images

3. DUBLIN is getting a whole new suburb.

PastedImage-49749 The 400-acre development site at Cherrywood which is on sale now for €220 million.

4. NAMA has plans to become more involved in the Dublin property market as it looks set to dispose of all of its loans by 2018, two years ahead of schedule. Yes, that was ahead of schedule.


5. THE National Crime Agency in the UK has revealed that doctors and teachers were among the 660 suspected paedophiles arrested in a six-month operation.

6. THE nation’s politicians are still talking Garth Brooks…with a view to fixing the current licencing regime, not because they want to be able to use their tickets. During today’s Oireachtas hearing, we’ve learned that Peter Aiken is seeking legal advice and heard claims that Dublin City Council ‘told GAA they would support five gigs’.


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