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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C
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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. AS part of its bid to crack down on social welfare fraud, the Department of Social Protection carried out more than one million reviews of recipients last year.


2. DESPITE the no-show from Angela and Frank, it was a busy morning at the PAC hearing. It was revealed that solicitors for both former chiefs have ordered Rehab not to reveal any further pay or pension details.


3. The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has chastised members of the public for using the hearings as a source of entertainment. Following a burst of laughter in the gallery, she quite angrily said:

For those of you who think this is entertainment, it is not.

4. A shocking attack on Moore Street that left a Chinese woman with facial injuries has led to the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.

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5. PEACHES Geldof’s remains have been released to her family so her funeral can be arranged.

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6. This adorable creature was born in Dublin Zoo recently. Chico, a one-week old white-faced saki, will be the star of RTÉ’s The Zoo tonight.


Chip butty cover pic via mac morrison/Flickr. Mmmm, chip butty.

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