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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 23 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. A tragedy in Dublin’s city centre today as a woman in her 30s was knocked down and killed following an incident between a car and a Luas tram during rush hour.


2. The search for the missing Malaysia Airline’s flight has come across its “most promising lead” today – underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes.


3. Accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a tearful Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand at a Pretoria Court. He apologised to the Steenkamp family, adamant that the 30-year-old “went to bed loved that night”.

Source: eNCAnews/YouTube

4. Gardaí investigating the death of an 11-year-old disabled girl in Tullamore two years ago have arrested a woman.

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

5. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific acts of genocide carried out in Rwanda. Solemn commemorations are being held across the country to remember the estimated 800,000 people who were killed in massacres.

RWANDA BURUNDI REFUGEES Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Michael D Higgins will head to London today to begin his historic four-day State visit. On the agenda are a State banquet with Queen Elizabeth, a meeting with Prince Charles and Camilla, trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company and more.

Royal visit to Northern Ireland - Day 2 Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Images: reader; PA Wire. 

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