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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. FINANCE MINISTER Michael Noonan is adamant that the government’s new housing initiative will not create a fresh property bubble.


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2. STEPHEN Sutton, the 19-year-old who raised more than £3 million for cancer charities in the UK, has passed away. His mother left this message on his Facebook page:


3. AS PROTESTS against water charges continue across the country, Irish Water is removing some metering equipment from one estate in Cork.

4. OSCAR Pistorius is being sent for up to 30 days of psychiatric tests following a ruling by a South African judge. He will be evaluated for general anxiety order, which could mean his criminal responsibility for the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp is diminished.

South Africa Pistorius Trial Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

5. DUBLIN ZOO has a new baby. Look at him.


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