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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE nature of policing at water meter and water charges protests has come under scrutiny – Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke  met with senior gardai last night to express his concerns.

2. WITH a nurse in Australia now being tested for Ebola, and a new case in Spain, Irish ministers have met over what is “a matter of the gravest concern” according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

3. TURKEY is in turmoil after the deaths of around two dozen people in pro-Kurdish protests against the government’s inaction against jihadists attacking the border city of Kobane.

Turkey Europe Kurdish Protests Diyarbakir in Turkey, yesterday evening. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

4. PUTTING on the kettle for lunchtime tea? You’re luckier than thousands of households and workplaces left without power as autumn storms continue to bring us back to reality after the hottest September in some parts in 52 years.

5. THE French author Patrick Modiano has taken the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. One of our commenters is more a Haruki Murakami fan:

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