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Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.
Apr 30th 2014, 12:50 PM 7,536 2


1. The Anglo trial is over – now it’s time to get ready for the banking inquiry. It’s imminent.

Former Managing Director of Anglo Irish Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

2. The unemployment rate has fallen… for the 22nd month in a row, no less.

Unemployment Dole Queues Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

3. This ambulance crashed into a wall in Dublin.

BmdMhEAIYAA4N-E Source: Courtesy of RTÉ News

4. It’s 20 years since Riverdance at the 1994 Eurovision (and you don’t look like you’ve aged a year!). Here are some memories.


5. Mystery as an unidentified man was found unconscious and seriously injured on a footpath. Gardaí need help identifying him, and we’ve got his description.

garda Source: Garda Facebook

6. Northern Ireland rejected same sex marriage for the third time in 18 months.

Same-sex marriage bid faces defeat Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

7. Ever wondered how gardaí get trained into using their motorbikes? Here’s how. (We think they get to go faster than this usually though…)

garda motorbike

8. Clayton Lockett – who shot a woman and watched as his friends buried her alive – was to be killed by lethal injection at a US prison…  but died of a massive heart attack after the process was botched.


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