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Dublin: 17°C Monday 20 September 2021

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Tragic news from Sligo today – the bodies of two brothers were found at their home yesterday evening. The nine-year-old had been stabbed and it is believed his older brother took his own life.

Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

2.  The Palestinian death toll in the current Gaza conflict has now passed a shocking 500 and the UN has called for an immediate truce. Meanwhile, our readers think the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland should be expelled from the country:

3. It’s official: From today children are banned from using sunbeds. Fake tan retailers across the country must be rejoicing.

4. Today marks the first National Farm Safety Awareness Day, with families being urged to review the safety on their farms. Fourteen lives have been lost to farm accidents so far this year – a 70% rise on last year.

5. A judgement of nearly €2.5 million has been registered against former minister of state John Perry and his wife over unpaid loans, RTÉ reports.

Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

6. The political version of Electric Picnic is currently underway in Donegal. The MacGill Summer School kicked off this morning and a number of government ministers will get a chance to have their say in the coming days.

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