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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. FIGHTING talk from Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party think-in this morning where she claimed that voting Sinn Féin into power would lead to a “welfare economy, rather than a working, vibrant economy”. Our man Daragh Brophy will be bringing you the latest from the Fianna Fáil think-in (lots of thinking by politicians since last Thursday) on the site today.

2. THERE will not be a referendum to establish a new Family Court – but it will be pushed ahead through legislation, has learned. Look out for our special reports from family courts around the country every morning this week.

3. WHILE Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe gets ready to meet senior gardai today over claims penalty points are still being cancelled ad has found that Garda brass are worried about something members’ behaviour elsewhere too: on social media.

4. THE private funeral of Ian Paisley Snr is being held today – as the Northern Ireland Assembly is hearing tributes to him in house right now.

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5. WHAT do you think of a Dublin City Council possible proposal to housing homeless families - in prefabs on vacant sites?

Poll Results:

It's better than their current situation (660)
I don't think it's a good idea (284)
I don't know (74)

6. TWO British tourists – a man and woman – have been found murdered on the paradise island of Koh Tao, off Thailand, following a beach party. It is believed the woman was sexually assaulted before her murder.

Koh Tao Koh Tao

Bonus: Our brand new State of the Nation morning briefing on the goss, ruminations and declarations in the Irish political world. See here.

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