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Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.


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1. The reaction to the Central Bank’s tough new mortgage rules has been coming in, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny saying that they ‘strike the right balance’ and are ‘achievable’.

2. An off-duty garda has been shot in the back and leg while on holiday in New Orleans after he refused to hand over cash in an attempted mugging.

3. A Dublin school which turned away a planned workshop on homophobic bullying has said that the event will go ahead ‘at a future date’.

4. Footage has emerged of anti-water charges protesters shouting abuse at President Michael D Higgins at an event in Finglas in Dublin.

5. Two teenage girls have been arrested over the murder of a Chinese restaurant owner in Antrim.

6. Apple has just announced the biggest ever three month profit of any company ever. How much? It was a cool €15.9 billion.

Main pic: Luke Wang (age 7) and Amy Yin Zhang at the launch of the Chinese New Year Festival 2015, along with sheep Stockings and Lincoln, in Dublin this morning. Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland 

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