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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Test results have confirmed that the body of a man who was discovered in Donegal yesterday morning – has tested negative for Ebola. Dessie Quinn had recently travelled to a part of Africa where Ebola had hit.

2. A two day strike at Irish Rail is set to inconvenience thousands of GAA fans travelling to Croke Park on Sunday- the first day of the industrial action. Irish Rail has described it as ‘insanity’.

Let’s hope the supporters find some way of getting to the game so Croker doesn’t end up looking like this…

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3. The funeral of Albert Reynolds will take place in Donnybrook on Monday morning. His body will lie in repose at the Dublin’s Mansion House tomorrow.

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4. The family of journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants this week, has agreed to release an email sent to his parents from their son’s captors.

Here it is in full:


5. The case of a woman who was denied an abortion under recent legislation has again brought up a debate on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution – which gives an unborn child an equal right to life as that of its mother.

During the week Minister Charlie Flanagan said that there was “no appetite” for another referendum surrounding the 8th Amendment. Today we asked you if you think we should have a referendum on the 8th Amendment and your response has been pretty clear.

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