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Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. A man was shot dead outside a school in Ballymun, Dublin this morning. “A shooting outside a school in broad daylight is as brazen as it gets, and it’s just chance that we’re in the middle of an Easter break and no children were there to witness this horrific scene,” said one local councillor.

PastedImage-95384 Source: @MarieLecoq_ via Twitter

2. Thousands of people have descended on Dublin’s city centre to protest against the Government’s wind energy and pylons policy.

3. The GAA has told a cross-party committee in Leinster House that a “cultural yearning” of “increasing intensity” played a major role in the decision to grant Sky Sports broadcasting rights for both hurling and football matches.

“There are so many Irish people abroad…we must take them into consideration,” Director-General Paraic Duffy said. has followed the morning’s Oireachtas hearings, here.

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4. A South Africa court heard the last questions put to murder accused Oscar Pistorius. The athlete also read out the message his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp wrote in a Valentine’s Day card the day before he shot and killed her.

I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you.

5. Banksy is back with this mural, called Mobile Lovers. There’s a problem though. Nobody knows where it is.

banksy2 Source: Banksy via Website

6. Today marks the 25th anniversary since the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. 25 long years to justice for the 96 victims of the crush.

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