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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

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WHAT’S THE STORY?

1. THE omniSeanadshambles, aka the controversial case of Fine Gael Seanad nominee John McNulty, has come to a swift end. McNulty did not have to worry what he would do with the Seanad seat if he won it – because he has been beaten to it by independent Gerard Craughwell.

2. SIX of Dublin’s major hospitals have voted in favour of strike action over rosters and pay. The strikes would affect St Vincent’s, Beaumont, the Mater, Tallaght, St Luke’s and the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.

3. THE incredible bravery of 17-year-old Malala Yousafzay – who continues to fight for children’s rights to education, despite being shot by the Taliban – has been rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. She shares the award with Indian Kailash Satyarthi for his campaign to save children from exploitation.

4. NICE work if you can… Irish judges are among the best-paid in Europe, with a judge earning a gross income of €122,512 – at the very beginning of their career.

5. FIANNA FÁIL has put in its Budget 2015 ideas - if they were in power, they would increase the price of tobacco and put a levy on sugary drinks and, where the big bucks come in, look for €290m in cuts on public sector spending.

6. IRISH internet users have been looking at the new right-to-be-forgotten legislation and made more than 1,440 requests to Google for search results relating to them to be removed.

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