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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE homelessness crisis was top of this morning’s news again with Focus Ireland revealing a 25 per cent increase in demand for its services. One mother of two, Bridget, tells her story here:

I was reduced to having to boil pasta and eggs in the kettle just to they had something they could eat.

2. THE inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof has ruled that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose. Husband Tom Cohen told the hearing that his wife had been an addict.

British Heart Foundation Tunnel of Love - London Source: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

3. Louis Lentin, the maker of Dear Daughter – a famous documentary about the life of abuse survivor Christine Buckley – has passed away.

Source: Lavozdelarcángel666/YouTube

4. A man has been extradited from the US on charges of sexual offences against two minors. The 33-year-old is due in court shortly.

Criminal Courts of Justice Signs Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

5. The Man Booker Prize has revealed this year’s Long List…through a snazzy Twitter video.

6. Just days after returning to the city’s streets, Dublin’s Molly Malone has been subjected to an assault.

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