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Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. AFTER a trial lasting six months, Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty charges on charges of premeditated murder. However, while the most serious charges have been rejected, Judge Thokozile Masipa said that “is not the end of the matter”.

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2. THE death of Savita Halappanavar is once again the headlines. It has been revealed that nine staff at University Hospital Galway have been disciplined over the care provided to the 31-year-old.

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3. GOOD news from the Golan Heights this morning as it looks like 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who were kidnapped by terrorists could be released.

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4. ENDA has continued his war of words over Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s performance so far in government. The Taoiseach criticised the ‘Sir Humphreys’ in the Department. The video below explains:

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5. STAYING on the topic of health, 46% our readers have so far voted strongly in favour of doubling the price of cigarettes. Our poll follows a call by politicians in South Korea to massively hike the price.


6. WAKEY wakey! Actually no. Stay asleep. Seriously. A new study has found that 11 Irish patients were aware during surgery last year.

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7. ROY Keane’s much-anticipated autobiography has been given a release date,  9 October. Christmas stocking fillers = sorted.

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