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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 22 February, 2019

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.

1. ENDA Kenny continued his jobs tour today – time time at Airbnb’s swanky new office in Dublin 4, where 100 people have been hired.

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2. THE High Court has heard that taped conversations from Bandon garda station show an “extraordinary level of communication” between gardaí and the media in relation the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation.

Ian Bailey Case. Pictured Ian Baileys Ian Bailey's solicitor Frank Buttimer arrives to court this morning. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

3. Some good news from Michael Schumacher’s team as the F1 legend is said to be having “moments of consciousness and awakening” after that horrific skiing accident late last year.


Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski’s tribute to Schumacher on his football boots. 

4. In what is a terrible sign of our times, food banks will be set up in Ireland’s biggest cities as food poverty becomes more and more of a problem.

Crosscare Food Banks Crosscare's food bank in Drumcondra at Christmas time. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

5. The search for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 continues today…underwater.

China Malaysia Plane Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 light candles in a prayer room in Beijing today. Source: Ng Han Guan

6. Some sad news to finish off the Fix, unfortunately. At least 16 cows, calves and horses were found dead at the base of cliffs in county Clare – and they may have been there for up to two months.

The Clare Champion has some graphic images of the scene, which is now being investigated by four separate authorities.

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