22
Sep
2019

Lunchtime Fix 7 things you need to know

first_img A quick look on @flightradar24 and you can see the move away from Ukraine airspace pic.twitter.com/lS3OI5O8Ug— PLANEtalking (@PLANE_talking) July 17, 2014 Source: PlaneTalking/Twitter 2. A woman has been arrested over the discovery of a man’s body in a house in Rathfarnham, Dublin, yesterday. A post-mortem is expected on the man’s body today. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland3. Over 80 per cent of Ireland’s over-50s are overweight, a new study says. The sobering research shows that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity. Silvio Berlusconi fully acquitted of both accusations:A. there was no extortion;B. underage prostitution: no crime was committed.— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) July 18, 2014 4. Margaretta D’Arcy is to be released from prison today. The anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.5. Frank Flannery has said that the Public Accounts Committe had a ‘feral’ attitude towards him. He also alleged that the PAC had acted “outside the law” by attempting to get him and Angela Kerins to appear before them. Permission was declined for this two days ago. Frank Flannery is unimpressed Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland6. Silvio Berlusconi has had his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute overturned. The former Italian Premier has also been acquitted of charges of abuse of power.center_img Source: Alberto Nardelli/Twitter WHAT’S THE STORY?1. It’s a blame-game over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with Ukraine and Russia both pointing the finger at each other over the tragedy. Ukraine rebels have guaranteed investigators ‘safe access’ to the crash site. Meanwhile, this incredible radar image has emerged: 7. The thunder is STILL rolling (sorry)… The Garth Brooks debacle will be brought up again today when Dublin city Chief Executive Owen Keegan appears before an Oireachtas Committee at 2pm.Read the rest of the day’s news>last_img

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