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lunch fix 16 march

1. #PADDY’S DAY The Government has spent €700,000 sending ministers abroad for St Patrick’s Day since 2011.

2. #HOMELESS There have been calls for an investigation into a video that claims to show a garda ‘pepper-spraying’ a homeless man.

3. #MENTAL HEALTH The suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland have been linked to the recession.

4. #DELAYED An Irish feminist abortion rights group stopped the London St Patrick’s Day parade.

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5. #ROBERT DURST A billionaire fugitive has been arrested after saying on film that he “killed them all”.

6. #NEW ZEALAND Two X Factor NZ judges were fired over their comments about a contestant.

Main pic: A woman enjoys the day at the Mayor of London’™s St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in London.

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