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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as your refuel.


1. A 47-year-old mother has been jailed for 14 years for the ‘prolonged, repeated and intense sexual abuse’ of her daughter. [RTÉ News]


2. Ready for some scary figures? Last year, Ireland spent €50 million a week on alcohol and as a result lost 3,230 work and study days and 15% of young people are officially alcohol dependent.

Shutterstock-175179074 Source: Drinking money via Shutterstock

3. Carphone Warehouse has been confirmed as the next mobile phone operator in Ireland.

carphone Source: TVRecappersAnonymous

4. One of Ireland’s most successful athletes has retired. At 33 years of age, Derval O’Rourke said, “It’s been a tough decision but it feels like the right time.”

Tweet by @Second Captains Source: Second Captains/Twitter

5. Egypt has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to between seven and 10 years in prison, a move that has angered the international community.

Mideast Egypt Al Jazeera Source: AP/Press Association Images

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