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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE report whose findings led to the resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter has been published in full. Stay with for updates on the contents – we do know that the recommendations of the report is already sparking a full inquiry into how Garda whistleblower complaints were handled.

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2. MEANWHILE, you lot have some mixed views on whether Frances Fitzgerald was the right person to replace him:

3. A 28-year-old woman was stabbed to death while working in a shop in Kilkenny last night. Gardaí have arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with her death.

4. WATER charge protesters joined Enda on his canvass in Limerick City this morning. Helpful.

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5. FIANNA Fáil has condemned a racist slur allegedly made by a canvasser for one of the party’s local election candidates. It has been claimed that the canvasser said “the problem is that Alan Shatter is a Jew and as a Jew he looks down on the rest of us Gentiles”.

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6. THE Dáil debated gender recognition law for the first time in history. If enacted, the legislation will give transgender people formal legal status, allowing them to access services like education and social welfare.

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